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Book corner: Families in face of deadly inheritance

Two recently published books, “The Family Gene” and “The Inheritance“, explore a similar theme – what does one do in the face of a deadly inherited genetic condition that is afflicting multiple members of one’s family? The families at the center of these two stories – one affected by a fatal liver condition that still doesn’t have a name, the other by early-onset Alzheimer’s disease – face a series of personal, family, emotional and ethical issues through their harrowing journeys. But both families have also been actively involved in research efforts to figure out the genetic causes and, hopefully one day, cures for their conditions, even if they themselves may not live to directly benefit from the research.

The Chicago Tribune discusses these two books in: ‘For us, this means hope’: Exploring the promise of genomic medicine

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An event that our teacher friends may find useful: NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins will be hosting a Facebook Live event on Monday, Dec 10th from 3:15-45 pm ET, where he will take questions from middle school students from across the US. You are invited to livestream this event to your classroom and submit your students' questions in the event feed's comments section!

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
How can you start a career in STEM? Join NIH Director & geneticist Dr. Francis Collins on December 10, 2018 at 3:15 pm ET for a conversation featuring Johnson Creek Middle School on becoming a scientist. Dr. Collins will be taking questions from middle school students from across the U.S.!
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