Original Sin (1996)

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    Steve Jones

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    United Kingdom

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Statistics suggest that crime runs in families. Professor Steve Jones investigates evidence for a genetic predisposition to crime and the legal implications if such a link were ever proven. Looks at the work of the Dutch geneticist, Dr Hans Brunner, who discovered a common gene mutation in several male members of a family with a history of violent and anti-social behaviour.

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