First in Human

All new documentary series featuring Children’s Inn resident Lucy Wiese premieres August 10 on Discovery Channel

From the first use of chemotherapy for cancer, lithium for depression, and immunosuppressive therapy for lupus, NIH’s Building 10 has been at the forefront of the world’s medical breakthroughs. “First in Human” is an unprecedented look inside Building 10, the nation’s largest research hospital, where the medicine of tomorrow is made.  The three-part documentary series explores the lives of the doctors, researchers, and patients, including 9-year-old Children’s Inn resident Lucy Wiese who together make progress possible in this cutting-edge testing ground. The series is narrated by Emmy®, Golden Globe®, and Critics Choice® winning actor Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory,” “Hidden Figures”), directed by Emmy winner John Hoffman, and executive produced by Hoffman and Emmy winner Dyllan McGee. “First in Human” airs August 10, 17 and 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Discovery Channel.

Learn more about the series and watch full episodes on Discovery GO.