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Mapping Eliza: Decoding DNA Secrets

From: Spectrum Radio
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In this one-hour special, IEEE Spectrum Magazine's Eliza Strickland takes listeners through her personal journey explaining what genome-sequencing is, and how this technology could shape the future of medical care. Read the full description.

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Genome sequencing is becoming affordable, fast, and poised to revolutionize medicine.  But, how much can your genes tell you about your medical fate?  And, will genome scans become a routine part of health care in our lifetimes? 
 
In this one-hour special, IEEE Spectrum Magazine's Eliza Strickland, who recently had her genome sequenced, takes listeners through her personal journey explaining what genome-sequencing is, what was revealed to her, and how this technology could shape the future of medical care.  

With the support of PRX and the Alfred P Sloan foundation -- enhancing public understanding of science, technology, and economic performance.  

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Genome sequencing is becoming affordable, fast, and poised to revolutionize medicine.  But, how much can your genes tell you about your medical fate?  And, will genome scans become a routine part of health care in our lifetimes? 
 
In this one-hour special, IEEE Spectrum Magazine's Eliza Strickland, who recently had her genome sequenced, takes listeners through her personal journey explaining what genome-sequencing is, what was revealed to her, and how this technology could shape the future of medical care.  

With the support of PRX and the Alfred P Sloan foundation -- enhancing public understanding of science, technology, and economic performance.  

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on-demand

This show was great! Not only did we get a listener wanting to hear it again but I had hoped to play it for my son, who wants to be a geneticist when he grows up (he's 10). Is there an on-demand version online somewhere? I've checked spectrum.ieee.org and didn't find it.
Thanks!
Sinta Seiber-Lane
WUIS Program Director

Transcript

Station-host text for 30-second promo of “Mapping Eliza: Decoding DNA Secrets.”

Your Station Anchor:

Did you ever consider having your genome sequenced?
Fast sequencing machines will soon revolutionize medicine. So in the same way that you have an x-ray, you’ll have your genome read.
To decipher your predisposition to disease, we journey into your medical future, as far as our genes can take us.

Join us for “Mapping Eliza: Decoding DNA Secrets,” a production of EYE-Triple-E Spectrum Magazine.

Listen ___Day__ (night) at __time___ as ___call letters___.
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