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Genomes, Hollywood Style

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

As scientists continue to solve medical mysteries and unlock the secrets of our DNA, real-life science stories provide inspiration for Hollywood storylines. Scientific breakthroughs in genomics have been featured prominently in popular television shows and movies such as  CSIJurassic Park, and  Gattaca, just to name a few. 

Wayne Grody, a technical advisor to Hollywood, ensures that popular media deliver realistic messages about science to its audience.

In this entertaining program, Dr. Grody explores the difference between fact and Hollywood fiction. Hear about his experience advising on memorable scenes in films and TV programs, as well as the “real” science behind the make-believe.

Grody has been a film critic for  MD Magazine, and a writer and technical advisor for a number of feature films, television movies, and series including  Life Goes On, Chicago Hope, CSI, Medium,both  Nutty Professor movies, and  Heroes.

He is a professor in the departments of pathology and laboratory medicine, pediatrics, and human genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, where he serves as director of the Clinical Genomics Center and attending physician in the Division of Medical Genetics.

Programming is made possible thanks to generous grants and gifts made through the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

Partnership with the National Museum of Natural History, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health