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Science & U!

sciu-geneJune 6 at 3:30 pm
Science & U! explores the world of science and examines its importance in our everyday life. 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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