My Genes Speak for Me: Reconciling Nature and Nurture (Enhanced DVD)
With a sperm donor who was a Nobel prize-winner, a young girl is conceived who grows up to be a very intelligent, gifted woman. This films embarks on a quest to determine if her successes are the result of her genes, or if her environment while growing up played a role as well. A set of twins who grew up separately and still exhibited remarkable similarities in adulthood are also featured. Though these cases give the illusion that genetics play more of a role than environment, this film suggests that genes and environment are not necessarily at odds, but rather, they complement each other. This film also takes a look at hereditary disorders such as Tay-Sachs disease as the question of how human lives are shaped is addressed.
My Genes Speak for Me: Reconciling Nature and Nurture