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This edition: Science and Genetics

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 3, 2016.

First aired: March 1, 2016.

This month Science & U! is studying our DNA and how genetics can lead to certain diseases and cutting edge breakthroughs in treatment:

Carol Anne Riddell visits The New York Genome Center to get a basic understanding of our genes.

Dr. Max Gomez discovers that scientists now believe cancer to be a genetic disease, making revolutionary treatments a stronger possibility.

Tinabeth Pina finds out why our immune system sometimes attacks the body it is supposed to be keeping healthy and the role genetics plays in Auto-Immune Diseases.

Donna Hanover talks with Dr. Joseph Bauxbaum, Director of The Seaver Autism Center and Co-Founder of the Autism Sequencing Consortium about the groundbreaking genetic research in autism.

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson looks into the past with Dr. Harry Ostrer to see why one group of people may be more susceptible to certain diseases than others.

Lisa Beth Kovetz takes a personal look into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and the promising genetic treatments.

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Guest List

Star Bobatoon Mother

Joseph Buxbaum, Ph.D. Director, Seaver Autism Center, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Hurricane Gomez DMD Patient/Student

Peter K Gregersen, M.D. Director of Genomics and Human Genetics, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Mahmoud Hamid Cancer Patient

Matthew Harms Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center

Brian Houck-Loomis Technology Innovation, The New York Genome Center

Dr. Sundar Jagannath The Mount Sinai Hospital

Harry Ostrer Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Samir Parekh The Mount Sinai Hospital

Carole Rhodes Lupus & APS Patient

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