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Breakthrough (2015– )

TV Series | 60 min | Documentary

An anthology of leading scientists and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. The series intends to bring to life the stories, people and technology behind these ...See moreAn anthology of leading scientists and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. The series intends to bring to life the stories, people and technology behind these breakthroughs, and show how they are changing our world. Written by http://www.thewrap.com/nat-geo-slate-includes-ron-howard-brian-grazer-science-series-breakthrough/ See less
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Updated Dec 7, 2015

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Nov 1, 2015 (United States)

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Mike Colter
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Sheila Vand
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Steven Austad
Himself - University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Biology Himself - University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Biology   See fewer
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Nir Barzilai
Himself - Albert Einstein College of Medicine Himself - Albert Einstein College of Medicine   See fewer
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Angela Bassett
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Jason Bateman
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Peter Berg
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Lynn Black
Herself - Last Mile Health - Liberia, Massachusetts General Hospital Herself - Last Mile Health - Liberia, Massachusetts General Hospital   See fewer
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Tsenai Bogale
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Christopher James Bohinski
Study participant Study participant   See fewer
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Adrien Brody
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Sarah Crane
Herself - Geriatrician, Mayo Clinic Herself - Geriatrician, Mayo Clinic   See fewer
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David Cronenberg
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Ian Crozier
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Laura Deming
Herself - Venture Capitalist, Biologist Herself - Venture Capitalist, Biologist   See fewer
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John M. Dye
Himself - Chief of Viral Immunology, USAMRIID Himself - Chief of Viral Immunology, USAMRIID   See fewer
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Benjamin Emanuel
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Ezekiel Emanuel
Himself - UPenn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy Himself - UPenn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy   See fewer
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Jonathan Fiévez
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Paul Giamatti
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Fiona Ginty
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Tadessa Girmay
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Rita Golomb
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Beati Guevara
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Ron Howard
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Thomas Jaeger
Himself - Internist, Mayo Clinic Himself - Internist, Mayo Clinic   See fewer
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Edward Kamin
Himself - 84 years old Himself - 84 years old   See fewer
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Martha Kamin
Herself - 90 years old Herself - 90 years old   See fewer
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Brima Kargbo
Himself - Chief Medical Officer, Sierra Leone Himself - Chief Medical Officer, Sierra Leone   See fewer
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Brian Kennedy
Himself - Buck Institute for Research on Aging Himself - Buck Institute for Research on Aging   See fewer
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Cynthia Kenyon
Herself - UCSF School of Medicine, VP Calico Herself - UCSF School of Medicine, VP Calico   See fewer
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James L. Kirkland
Himself - Geriatrician, Mayo Clinic Himself - Geriatrician, Mayo Clinic   See fewer
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Stephanie Lederman
Herself - American Federation for Aging Research Herself - American Federation for Aging Research   See fewer
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Gordon J. Lithgow
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Aaron Mandell
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Joan Mannick
Herself - Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research Herself - Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research   See fewer
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Claire McCaskill
Herself - Ranking Member, Special Committee on Aging Herself - Ranking Member, Special Committee on Aging   See fewer
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Simon Melov
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Andy Mercer
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Milton Nussdorf
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Erica Ollmann Saphire
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Jay Olshansky
Himself - University of Illinois at Chicago Himself - University of Illinois at Chicago   See fewer
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Michael Pollak
Himself - McGill University, Department of Medicine and Oncology Himself - McGill University, Department of Medicine and Oncology   See fewer
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Matt Stuber
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Robert Temple
Himself - Deputy Director, FDA Himself - Deputy Director, FDA   See fewer
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Tanya Thompson
Woman 1 Woman 1   See fewer
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Alessandro Vespignani
Himself - Professor, Northeastern University Himself - Professor, Northeastern University   See fewer
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Arturo Vittori
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Phillip E. Walker
Ebola Patient Ebola Patient   See fewer
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Sarah Wolfe
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Ed Begley Jr.
Nostradamus Nostradamus   See fewer
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Andre Choulika
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Mary P. Cosimano
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Amanda Feilding
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Chrissy Hofbeck
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Dr. Carl H. June
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Jeffrey Kamlet
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David Nutt
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Doug Olson
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Chris Pine
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Dr. Waseem Qasim
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Nate Silver
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J.K. Simmons
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Dr. Paul Veys
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7.5 / 10 | 221 votes