Join us for a series of educator workshops based on Ken Burns’ documentary The Gene: An Intimate History bringing together science, history and personal stories. Register for one or all of the workshops featuring turn key activities for your classroom and guest speakers whose research is cutting edge in the field. Screening: The Gene: An Intimate History
January 11th 7-9pm
January 13th 7-9pm
The Gene: An Intimate History weaves together science, history, and personal stories to create a historical biography of the human genome. It 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.