Public Health Genetics Week: Virtual Screenings of PBS The Gene

Public Health Genetics Week: Virtual Screenings of PBS The Gene

Mon, 05/24/2021 (All day) - Fri, 05/28/2021 (All day)

 

Join WXXI in celebrating Public Health Genetics Week 2021 with daily virtual screenings of PBS The Gene during the week of May 24 to 28, 2021. 

Public Health Genetics Week, hosted by the National Coordinating Center for the Regional Genetics Networks (NCC), is partnering with PBS stations across the country to offer a multi-day film screening of ” Ken Burns Presents The GENE: An Intimate History” (THE GENE) to celebrate Public Health Genetics Week 2021!  Each day will offer an opportunity to watch an hour of the series, react to the film screening, chat, and ask questions, in real-time, with Public Health Genetics Experts about genetics and public health!

Ken Burns' The Gene: An Intimate History weaves together science, history and personal stories for a historical biography of the human genome, while also exploring breakthroughs for diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases — and the complex ethical questions they raise. 



Screening Schedule and RSVP Links
Please click the RSVP link to go to the Facebook event for each screening. Information about where to participate will be provided via the Facebook event. 

Monday, May 24 @ 8pm ET

  • Theme: What is Public Health Genetics?
  • Screening: Hour 1 of THE GENE
  • RSVP Here


Tuesday, May 25 @ 8pm ET

  • Theme: Who is Involved with Public Health Genetics?
  • Screening: Hour 2 of THE GENE
  • RSVP Here


Wednesday, May 26 @ 8pm ET

  • Theme: Public Health Genetics Programs
  • Screening: Hour 3 of THE GENE
  • RSVP Here


Thursday, May 27 @ 8pm ET

  • Theme: Public Health Screening
  • Screening: Hour 4 of THE GENE
  • RSVP Here


Friday, May 28 @ 2pm ET

  • Theme: Public Health Genetics Resources
  • Screening: THE GENE EXPLAINED
  • RSVP Here

Learn more about The Gene at WXXI's Resources Hub.


Production funding for KEN BURNS PRESENTS THE GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORY has been provided by Genentech, 23andMe, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Gray Foundation, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) & Conquer Cancer Foundation, Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation, Craig and Susan McCaw Foundation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Outreach and Education Partner is National Institutes of Health, National Human Genome Research Institute. Outreach support is provided by Foundation Medicine.

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