We are pleased to announce that The PBS program, Bonnie Erbe’s To The Contrary, will be producing a three part documentary-style series of field pieces and discussion segments on genetic technologies and it’s impact in diagnosing rare disease. The series will air: Part 1: January 22-24, Part 2: February 19-21st and Part 3: March 26-28, please check local listings for the exact date and time.
The series will describe the evolution of DNA sequencing and will show how DNA may be an effective tool in understanding diseases. This series will also showcase the potential for DNA diagnostics in advancing patient care while building awareness and understanding of this innovative technology and its impact on the rare disease community.
PART 1: January 22-24
The first segment in this three part series is set at Baylor Medical School, and profiles Dr. James Lupski and Dr. Richard Gibbs, who have published extensive research into Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a commonly inherited neurological disorder. This segment will provide an introduction and insight into DNA sequencing and the impact this technology has on diagnosing patients.
After the series airs, free copies of the show will be made available on DVD by request through the Children’s Rare Disease Network at www.crdnetwork.org This program was made possible by a generous grant from the Life Technologies Foundation, in partnership with Children’s Rare Disease Network.