New film about the geneticist who discovered BRCA1

The following is an edited excerpt.

When Dr. Mary-Claire King, a geneticist at the University of Washington, learned Helen Hunt was portraying her in an upcoming feature film, she thought it must be a joke.

But the film is real and based on two concurrent stories of real-life women: Anne Parker (played by Samantha Morton), a Toronto cancer survivor determined to understand why cancer repeatedly struck the women in her family, and King’s groundbreaking, decades-long work at the University of California, Berkeley, to discover the gene (BRCA1) that leads to increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

Read the full story here: New film puts UW breast-cancer researcher in spotlight

Outbreak
Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
Talking Biotech
Genetics Unzipped
Infographic: What are mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and how do they work?

Infographic: What are mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and how do they work?

As of 1 December 2020, thirteen vaccines have reached the final stage of testing: where they are being given to ...
favicon

Environmental Working Group: EWG challenges safety of GMOs, food pesticide residues

Known by some as the "Environmental Worrying Group," EWG lobbies ...
m hansen

Michael Hansen: Architect of Consumers Union ongoing anti-GMO campaign

Michael K. Hansen (born 1956) is thought by critics to be ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend