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Secrets in our DNA / a NOVA production by Kikim Media for WGBH Boston ; producers, Laurie Cahalane, Melanie Wallace, Kiki Kapany, Michael Schwarz, Alyn Divine ; writer/director, Edward Gray.

Gray, Edward (Edward S.), (film director,, screenwriter.). Cahalane, Laurie (television producer.). Wallace, Melanie (Producer), (television producer.). Kapany, Kiki, (television producer.). Schwarz, Michael, (television producer.). Divine, Alyn, (television producer.). Williams, Talithia, (narrator.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (broadcaster.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (distributor.). WGBH Educational Foundation, (publisher.). Kikim Media, (production company.). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), (production company.). Talithia Williams. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library DVD 929.1072 SEC (Text) 33500013371380 Main Checked out 04/27/2021
Moorhead Public Library DVD 929.1072 SEC (Text) 33500013371398 Main Checked out 04/27/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531713232
  • ISBN: 1531713238
  • ISBN: 0841887044981
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Arlington, VA : WGBH Educational Foundation, PBS Distribution, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Subtitles are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed-captions" --container.
Originally broadcast as a single episode of the television program Nova on the PBS Network.
Participant or Performer Note:
Talithia Williams.
Summary, etc.:
DNA testing companies are trending nationally, with over 30 million Americans hoping to receive clues to family origins and forecasts of their future health -- not knowing the results can be misleading, or not considering that family secrets can tear apart relationships. The biggest risk, however, may be what these companies do with our information once they have it, so this program objectively explores the promise and peril of consumer DNA testing.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TVPG.
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen, stereo, region 1.
Source of Description Note:
Title from disc surface.
Subject: Genetic screening.
DNA > Analysis.
Genetic genealogy.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DNA > Analysis.
Genetic genealogy.
Genetic screening.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Documentary television programs.

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