10/26/2012 | Share this article:Richard Dawkins explores what science can tell us about death. It's a journey that takes him from Hindu funeral pyres in India to genetics labs in New York.
He meets a Christian dying of motor neurone disease, reminisces about the Wall Street Crash with a 105-year-old stockbroker, and interviews James Watson, the geneticist who co-discovered the structure of DNA.
Dawkins admits to sentimentality in imagining his own church funeral, but he argues we must embrace the truth, however hard that is.
In a television first, he has his entire genome sequenced to reveal the genetic indicators of how he himself may die.
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