In the Name of the Gene

About the Show

Since the discovery of DNA, the idea that genes are somehow responsible for everything has permeated society. Claims about discoveries of genes for intelligence, poverty and crime offer pseudoscientific explanations for rising rates of inequality and discrimination. But as this film shows, the science underpinning these beliefs has been thoroughly debunked, and now we must unravel the aftermath of what one expert calls 'dangerous biological nonsense'.