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  • Periodic Tables: "RAREFIED" Screening

    Sponsor:

    Duke Initiative for Science & Society

    Location:
    Motorco Music Hall - Map

    Cost:

    $5 at the door or pre-order tickets at motorcomusic.com

    When:

    to

    Contact:

    Ben Shepard

    Email:

    ben.shepard@duke.edu

    For decades, families with undiagnosed genetic diseases went from specialist to specialist as they searched in vain for answers. Now, thanks to DNA sequencing, it's possible to read the more than 20,000 genes in the human genome at once and to begin to find those answers.

    But what do they mean? How do they affect the way these families care for their children (and each other) and imagine their futures? Do they inspire hope or despair?

    RAREFIED chronicles the difficult, unexpected and moving journeys of ten such families and explores both the power and limits of genetic knowledge.

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