|aThe death gene|h[videorecording] /|cproducer & director, David Ambler.
|a[United States] :|bDiscovery Health Channel ;|aTaipei :|bKing's Multimedia,|cc2002.
|a1 videodisc (50 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aIn search of a miracle.
|aBased on an idea by Tony MacKnight, John Leader.
|a"Produced by Natural History New Zealand Ltd. for Discovery Health Channel."
|aEditor, Peter Simkins; photography, Renaud Maire; production manager, Robyn Pearson; researchers, Paul Trotman, Erin Johnson; executive producers Mark Poertner, Richard Thomas.
|aNarrator, Alan Coukell.
|aDuchenne muscular dystrophy is a degenerative genetic disease which affects male children only. The child usually experiences difficulty moving, frequently losing the ability to walk by the age of ten and the ability to move arms by fifteen. Life expectancy is short, usually late teens to early twenties. It is responsible for permanent damage to families and to marriages. This is a case study of how this disease affected one family which lost two sons to the disease.