Synopsis by Alice Day
The importance of the human genome project is stressed in Innovators: Gene Genius, as scientists search for new ways to conquer diseases. As the mysteries of DNA are unraveled, the biotech world is poised to attack the many illnesses that can result from genetic flaws such as cystic fibrosis. The program highlights a drug that has been developed based on genetic engineering, allowing cystic fibrosis patients to have a better quality of life. Cancer drugs that target only malignant cells will result in fewer side effects. Research continues regarding the injection of genetic material directly into patients.