The 1991 Reith Lectures

Episodes

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NEW The Language of the Genes

Six talks by Dr Steve Jones , Reader in Genetics at

University College, London, on the new biological insight into humanity. 1: A Messagefrom Our Ancestors

Fossils, myths and history can tell us some things about our origins. But genetics can take us right back to our beginnings. Producer Deborah Cohen

Contributors

Reader: Dr Steve Jones

Producer: Deborah Cohen

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The Language of the Genes

Six talks by Dr Steve Jones , Reader in Genetics at

University College, London, on the new biological insight into humanity. 2: Change or Decay

As individuals people grow old, become ill and die, yet as a species they thrive. The explanation lies with sex and genetics.

Producer Deborah Cohen

Contributors

Reader: Dr Steve Jones

Producer: Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911127]

The Language of the Genes

Six talks by Dr Steve Jones , Reader in Genetics at University College, London, on the new biological insight into humanity.

3: In God's Image

Up till now, evolution by natural selection has shaped humanity. Does modern civilisation mean that this process has come to an end?

Producer Deborah Cohen

Contributors

Reader: Dr Steve Jones

Producer: Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911204]

The Language of the Genes

Six talks by Dr Steve Jones , Reader in Genetics at University College, London, on the new biological insight into humanity.

4: The Economics of Eden Modern genetics provides the key to the colonisation of the world from man's probable origins in Africa. Producer Deborah Cohen

Contributors

Reader: Dr Steve Jones

Producer: Deborah Cohen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911211]

The Language of the Genes

Six talks by Dr Steve Jones , Reader in Genetics at University College, London, on the new biological insight into humanity.

5: Cousins under the Skin

People have always been grouped by culture, language and race. Does a study of genes confirm or refute this traditional classification?

Producer Deborah Cohen

Contributors

Reader: Dr Steve Jones

Producer: Deborah Cohen

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The Language of the Genes

The final talk by Dr Steve Jones , Reader in Genetics at University College, London, on the new biological insight into humanity.

The Evolution of Utopia Abortion is now available for foetuses carrying abnormal genes, and gene therapy for people suffering from inherited diseases. Is there a danger of accidentally producing a biological Utopia?

Producer Deborah Cohen

Contributors

Talk By: Dr Steve Jones

Producer: Deborah Cohen