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Ken Burns – The Gene special virtual screening

  • Thursday, April 08, 2021
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Ken Burns: The Gene: An Intimate History - special virtual screening

PBS North Carolina, NC Science Festival and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences proudly present:

Ken Burns—THE GENE: An Intimate History—screening and virtual panel discussion

Please join us virtually on Thursday, April 8, at 7pm, for a special screening of Ken Burns Presents: The Gene—An Intimate History, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Register to join us!

Following the screening, participate in a panel discussion and audience Q & A with an esteemed group of panelists moderated by PBS North Carolina’s Frank Graff, producer/host of SCI NC and PBS North Carolina’s original science content, for a lively and informative discussion. Audience engagement is encouraged. You will be able to ask questions via the chat feature. We will make every attempt to get to all questions.


Greg Matera, PhD—Professor, Biology & Genetics, Research Program Director, Biological & Genome Sciences, UNC Chapel Hill

Julie Horvath, PhD—Head, Nature Research Center Genomics & Microbiology Research Laboratory, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences & Research Associate Professor, Biological & Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina Central University

Fred Gould, PhD—Distinguished University Professor, Co-Director of Genetic Engineering & Society Center, Entomology & Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Matthew Schu, PhD—Omics, Epidemiology and Analytics Program Director, RTI International

This is a FREE virtual event, but registration is required. Please register via Eventbrite or contact Karen Nowak at knowak@pbsnc.org.

About “The Gene”

The Gene: An Intimate History, a major new documentary from Ken Burns and Barak Goodman, tells the story of the stunning revolution in genetics that is transforming medical science through the experience of patients and scientists leading the search for cures to some of the world’s rarest and most complex diseases.

Register to join us!

VIRTUAL Event Details

  • Thursday, April 8 at 7pm
  • From the comfort and safety of your own home, office, laptop, computer or mobile device
  • Link to join event will be sent prior to the start of the event

Thank you to our event sponsor, The North Carolina Science Festival, for their generous support!

This event is made possible with support from a grant from WETA.


April 8
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


NC United States


Chris Smith