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Can We Make Life? Preview

Preview: Season 45 Episode 105 | 28s | Video has closed captioning.

"It's alive!" Since Dr. Frankenstein spoke those famous words, we've been alternately enthralled and terrified by the idea of creating life in the lab. Now, a revolution in genetic engineering and thrilling innovations in synthetic biology are bringing that dream—or nightmare, as the case may be—closer to reality. New tools allow researchers to use cells to create their own DNA.

Aired: 04/04/18

Rating: NR

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