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Genetic Stories with the Jesup Memorial Library and the Jackson Laboratory: So Much So Fast


Date: Thursday Oct 13, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. -

Description:

Join the Jesup Memorial Library and The Jackson Laboratory for a month-long film and discussion series that will feature a real-life perspective on the research the Jackson Laboratory does, including the impact it has on individuals like those in each film. The films all begin at 7 p.m., and will be preceded by a community social with hors d’oeuvres and beverages at 6:30 and followed by a discussion led by an expert in the community.

The third film in the series, So Much So Fast, will feature a post-film discussion led by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) researcher and Jackson Laboratory professor Greg Cox, Ph.D. From Oscar-nominated directors Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan comes a black-humored cliffhanger of romance, outsider science, and the meaning of time. So Much So Fast is about the remarkable events set in motion when Stephen Heywood discovers he has ALS and his brother Jamie becomes obsessed with finding a cure.

“Genetic Stories: A Film and Discussion Series” is a partnership between The Jackson Laboratory and the Jesup Memorial Library in celebration of the Acadia Centennial and the rich heritage and vibrant present of scientific study at Acadia. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant number LG-80-15-0041-15) and is an IMLS/Cornerstones of Science project in conjunction with the Maine State Library. All films are free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Location: Jesup Memorial Library
34 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, Maine
Contact Name: Melinda Rice
Contact Phone #: (207) 288-4245
Event web page: https://www.jax.org/education-and-learning/education-calendar/2016/october/genetic-stories-smsf
Event Sponsor(s): Jesup Memorial Library Jackson Laboratory 

This is a free event.

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