Would You Want to Know? GGC Hosting Screening of Twitch Documentary
Greenwood Genetic Center's Gene Week Kicks off with Twitch Documentary Screening
September 23, 2016 – Kristen Powers, was just 9 years old when her mother was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease, a progressive neurological disorder that took her ability to walk, speak, think and reason. She passed away a few years later from this debilitating and devastating disease. Huntington's Disease is hereditary. Kristen has a 50% chance that she inherited the gene.
Kristen chose to have genetic testing for the Huntington's Disease gene when she turned 18. She documented that emotional process in the film, Twitch. Kristen will be in Greenwood on Tuesday, September 27th to screen the film and discuss her family story and how these experiences shaped her outlook on life. The trailer for Twitch can be viewed at www.twitchdocumentary.com
Mayor Welborn Adams Proclaims 'Gene Week' in Greenwood
Greenwood Mayor, Welborn Adams, proclaimed September 27- October 1 as Gene Week in the City of Greenwood. He presented the proclamation to GGC Director, Dr. Steve Skinner and Head of Communications, Lori Bassett at the Greenwood City Council meeting on Monday, September 16th.
Science on Tap Features New Approaches to Combat Infection
Erskine's Dr. Anna Blenda to present in series
September 8, 2016 - The next 'Science on Tap' event will be held on Tuesday, September 13th at 6pm at Howard's on Main in Uptown Greenwood. Science on Tap is a community lecture series designed to share some of the scientific advances happening in the Greenwood area.
The September 13th event will feature Anna Blenda, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology at Erskine College. Dr. Blenda will discuss 'Wolves in Sheeps' Clothing: How the human body protects itself from bacterial imposters.' The presentation will be followed by time for discussion and questions.
DuPont and Chaubey Take on National Leadership Roles
August 5, 2016 – In addition to their daily responsibilities of identifying chromosomal abnormalities in patients with a variety of concerns from intellectual disability to cancer, Greenwood Genetic Center's (GGC) Cytogenetics Laboratory Senior Director, Dr. Barb DuPont, and Director, Dr. Alka Chaubey are representing the field of cytogenetics on a national level through leadership in two organizations.
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