The Gene Explained

October 22, 2020
6:30pm Central Time
 10/22/2020 06:30:00 pm10/22/2020 07:30:00 pmAmerica/ChicagoThe Gene ExplainedWelcome to a special screening of THE GENE EXPLAINED Everybody is talking about genes. Your body is filled with them. You look the way you do because of them. But do you really know what a gene is? This animated series won’t get you a Ph.D., but it does clear up a few mysteries about how genes work, how they make us, if we can change them and what they might look like in the future. (Microscope not required.) Following the screening, you'll get to hear about the development of this series and ask the experts your questions! https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/wjkp8Michael Cartonmt-carton@wiu.edufalseMM/DD/YYYY

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Welcome to a special screening of THE GENE EXPLAINED

Everybody is talking about genes. Your body is filled with them. You look the way you do because of them. But do you really know what a gene is?

This animated series won’t get you a Ph.D., but it does clear up a few mysteries about how genes work, how they make us, if we can change them and what they might look like in the future. (Microscope not required.)

Following the screening, you'll get to hear about the development of this series and ask the experts your questions!

Video Descriptions

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Gene Filled Donuts

We know that genes are the instructions that make us who we are, but how do genes do that? This episode gives a quick glance into how those mysterious instructions buried in a gene become the actual nose on a face. Watch more animated shorts and find additional information at pbs.org/thegene. Also, join the conversation with #TheGenePBS.

Super Gene

Computer code is finicky. If one line, or if one character is off then the whole program can go sideways. Genetic code isn’t much different. In this episode, we see what happens if code gets deleted, put in the wrong place or switched with other code. Watch more animated shorts and find additional information at pbs.org/thegene. Also, join the conversation with #TheGenePBS.

Good Genes Gone Bad

In this episode we visit Liver Town to see how a few over-active cells can ruin a perfectly good neighborhood. We look at the causes for this disease, commonly known as cancer, and mention a couple of ways to calm down those good genes that have gone bad. Watch more animated shorts and find additional information at pbs.org/thegene. Also, join the conversation with #TheGenePBS.

What the Gene Is That?

DNA spells the instructions for every living thing we know about with just four letters. In this episode, we'll see how scientists are expanding the DNA alphabet that could show us what to look for in the search for E.T. Watch more animated shorts and find additional information at pbs.org/thegene. Also, join the conversation with #TheGenePBS.

Gene Strike!

In this episode we take you into the war room during the heat of battle with cancer to see what options we have in our arsenal and how they work. Watch more animated shorts and find additional information at pbs.org/thegene. Also, join the conversation with #TheGenePBS.

Gene Whiz! It's a Boy!

If you’re curious about the origin of boys, look no further than the Y chromosome and how it contributes not only to making a boy in utero, but regulates brain functions and heart health for that boy’s whole life. Watch more animated shorts and find additional information at pbs.org/thegene. Also, join the conversation with #TheGenePBS.

27min 37sec

Moderator

Panelists

  • Dr. Carla Easter

    Carla Easter, Ph.D., is chief of the Education and Community Involvement Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). She played a major role in the development of the NHGRI/Smithsonian exhibition Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, and its accompanying website, and serves as a liaison to the K-12 and university community as a speaker on genomic science and career preparation and pathways. Dr. Easter also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of the District of Columbia Department of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

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