Decoding movie about decoding DNA

The movie about BRCA1, a mutation in a gene, is about the emotion of dread. Annie Parker, the main character,  sees a recurring symbolic doorway, over and over, that is a visual Greek chorus reminding her of her mother’s death from cancer. Parker stands in for all of us. While the monster she fears early … Continue reading Decoding movie about decoding DNA

Celebrity fuels movie and device awareness

When a famous actress writes about her own mastectomy, the world listens. Angelina Jolie wrote a story for the New York Times opinion pages about her own genetic risk of breast cancer, based on a mutation in her copy of the gene BRCA1. On June 6, Seattle audiences will get to see a new movie, … Continue reading Celebrity fuels movie and device awareness