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Tue, May 23

Periodic Tables: “Rarified” Screening

MotorCo, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701     7:00 PM

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 they 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.

Join us as we close our our 2016-2017 Periodic Tables season with this special screening. Admission is free, but donations help support the program. Pre-order your tickets at MotorcoMusic.com.

Periodic Tables is an informal science gathering during which invited speakers share interesting, relevant science to the general public in an engaging and interactive way. See this page for information about the program.

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