In the Family on the Hill

On July 25, as part of Genetics Day on the Hill, Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick traveled to Washington DC to meet with Senators, legislative aides, and other policymakers to advocate for the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which is on the verge of passing after 12 years. Learn more about GINA, and how to contact your senator about this important bill, here.

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In the Family in the field

In the Family Producer Joanna Rudnick and Associate producer Beth Iams attended the kick-off event for the Associate Board of the Chicago Center For Jewish Genetic Disorders last night. Joanna and Beth talked about the film and the potential for collaboration with the CCJGD in their efforts to educate high-risk young women about genetic testing for BRCA. Approximately 1 out of 40 individuals of Ashkenazi descent carry a BRCA mutation.

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