The Relativity Series presents science as a thoroughly human endeavor, bringing to life the people and stories behind the research and invention which shapes and changes our world.
Doctoral candidate Molly Royce has one goal in life: complete her thesis to carry on the pioneering work of her father who recently died of Huntington’s disease. Wanting to live a normal life, Molly has kept her promise to her father not to be tested for the genetic disease: until now.
Now in their mid-thirties, a farm twin and a city twin come to meet for the first time since infanthood. How is family defined? What is the “perfect” child? The talking sheep explains all.
Two narratives intertwine like a fragment of DNA to examine the interplay between logic and metaphysics, science and faith, luck, and probability. Belief systems clash, ideas mutate, and order springs from chaos.
With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide?
The play begins in a factory that makes artificial people, called roboti (robots), from synthetic organic matter. They are not exactly robots by the current definition of the term: they are living flesh and blood[…]
Race and science collide in Cassandra Medley’s trenchant drama. Claire is a melanin scientist. She believes people of color are genetically superior — physically, mentally, in every way.
Human cloning is the subject of this beguiling hour-long psychological thriller that blends topical scientific speculation with a stunning portrait of the relationship between fathers and their sons.
An Experiment with an Air Pump,” by Shelagh Stephenson, is an intriguing play that takes place in two different time periods: 1799 and 1999.
An intriguing portrait of British scientist Rosalind Franklin and her—often overlooked—role in the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure.