Secrets in our DNA

Season 48 Episode 1 | 53m 26s | Video has closed captioning.

Some 30 million Americans have sent their DNA to be analyzed by companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA. But what happens once the sample is in the hands of testing companies, and how accurate are their results? NOVA explores the power of genetic data to reveal family connections, ancestry, and health risks—and even solve criminal cold cases.

Aired: 01/13/21

Expires: 01/14/23

Rating: TV-PG

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Major funding for "Secrets in our DNA" is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the …




From the PBS science series NOVA, a biweekly podcast digging into the science behind the headlines. Alok Patel takes you behind the scenes with the people—scientists, engineers, technologists, mathematicians and more—working to understand our world.