Nancy Wexler takes notes on pedigrees of families living on Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. Wexler started travelling to Venezuela in the late 1970s in hopes of tracing the gene responsible for Huntington’s Chorea, the disease that killed her mother.
Series: Gene: An Intimate History
A fascinating history of the human genome weaves together science and personal stories. Patients with rare genetic diseases and their doctors seek to discover cures, often in a race against time.
1 hour 56 minutes