June 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.