Advancements in Genetics is the Topic of a New "Leading Edge" Feature Hosted by Jimmy Johnson

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Program will seek to educate consumers about new innovations in science.

The idea of genetics and DNA have been known for years, but the studies and advances that relate to genetics have been slow to develop. Science is beginning to provide more answers about genetic health conditions and problems that are directly associated with a genetic factor, but the advances are constantly changing as technology improves.

Advancements in genetics relate to more than just the ability to read genetic information with sequencing technology. More advanced strategies and mapping solutions are allowing scientists and doctors to identify potential disorders and provide early treatment for conditions that may otherwise become life-threatening or cause challenges with lifestyle.

New technology is providing the opportunity to identify genes that directly impact the body. Scientists and doctors can now determine if an individual may become deaf, blind or face other challenges due to genetic mutations that occur on several different codes. Furthermore, the advances are providing opportunities to recognize specific conditions so that it is possible to enjoy the best quality of life possible based on the condition.

"Leading Edge" will feature a new discussion with host Jimmy Johnson about the advances in genetics and the implications associated with health. You can enjoy learning about the way technology impacts genetic understandings. Discover the impact genes can have on your body and mind.

The "Leading Edge" segment is for Public Television stations, and isn't distributed through the Public Broadcasting System. You can learn more about upcoming segments and topics of discussion at

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