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Thursday, April 30, from 8:00pm – 9:30pm. —

Two of our colleagues, Laura Milko and Kate Saylor have organized a remote watch party of “The Gene: An Intimate History,” a major new four-hour documentary from Ken Burns and Barak Goodman, adapted from the award-winning book of the same name by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee. The series tells the story of the rapid evolution of genetic science from Gregor Mendel’s groundbreaking experiment in the 19th century to CRISPR, and the hope that newfound powers to alter DNA with pinpoint precision will transform the treatment of some of the world’s most complex and challenging diseases. The series also tackles the daunting ethical challenges that these technologies pose for humankind.

Laura and Kate have selected a 30 minute segment from part 1, and another segment from part 2.  We will watch via the PBS website and chat/discuss via Zoom. The links are below.  Please feel free to invite friends and colleagues!

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and seeing your faces on Zoom!


Here is the link for Zoom:

Here is the link for the program: