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Genomics, Science and Fiction at the Broad Institute

Broad Institute Cambridge, MA, United States

Fiction is often used as a vehicle to explore the implications of scientific progress, and the cutting-edge science of genomics has, in recent years, inspired a number of thought-provoking tales. pgEd is participating on a panel of experts addressing the ethical, sociocultural, and scientific questions raised by depictions of genomics in modern fiction.

Speed dating – The Science & Entertainment Exchange

Unnamed Venue Los Angeles, CA, United States

pgEd's director, Ting Wu, will be talking about personal genetics at a science speed dating event in Los Angeles, organized by The Science & Entertainment Exchange of the National Academy of Sciences. Ting will be meeting with producers, writers, and directors who are interested in weaving real science into storylines that they bring to life […]

Google Writers’ Retreat

Unnamed Venue Napa, CA, United States

pgEd director, Ting Wu, will be an invited participant in The Science & Entertainment Exchange's 2nd Annual Writers' Retreat, sponsored by Google. This retreat brings together scientists and Hollywood writers and producers to come up with compelling storylines that bring real science to television and film.

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival Park City, UT, United States

pgEd's director, Ting Wu, is a juror for the Alfred P. Sloan Prize, given at the Sundance Film Festival for depiction of science in a feature film. This year's jury also includes Kerry Bishé (star of the AMC series “Halt and Catch Fire”), Mike Cahill (who won the Sloan Prize in 2011 for “Another Earth” and in 2014 for “I […]

Writers Retreat

-- Carefree, AZ, United States

pgEd director, Ting Wu, is heading to Arizona to bring science from the cutting edge of personal genetics to The Science & Entertainment Exchange's Writers Retreat. This retreat brings together scientists and writers from film and television to integrate science into compelling storylines.

Private screening of the film, ANYA

Harvard Medical School 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA, United States

pgEd and the Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics are hosting the first private advanced screening of the upcoming feature film ANYA, which is a love story and genetics mystery that takes place in Queens, NY. Over three years ago, the Science and Entertainment Exchange of the National Academy of Sciences contacted pgEd director, Ting […]

ONLINE – The Science and Fiction of De-Extinction and Climate Change

Join Hollywood heavyweight Scott Z. Burns and world-renowned geneticist George Church for a one-of-a-kind conversation: the science of George's de-extinction efforts to resurrect species like the woolly mammoth, paired with Scott's storytelling on DNA preservation and climate change in his Apple TV+ show "Extrapolations". Moderated by SIE Society's Tobias Deml.