Pulizer Prize Journalist Harmon to Discuss DNA Age at JMU Tuesday

Press Release -- February 14th, 2011

Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the DNA Age, Amy Harmon, will speak at 7p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at James Madison University.

Subjects of Harmon’s articles, including a breast cancer survivor, a mother of a Down’s syndrome child, a mother of a Phelan-McDermid syndrome child and a Huntington’s patient, will join her and discuss their stories.

The stories will be familiar to current JMU freshmen and sophomores who read the DNA Age for their summer reading before attending fall orientation. This will be an opportunity to meet both Harmon and the people she wrote about and to learn more about their stories and the issues they face involving genetics.

The event, to be held in Wilson Hall Auditorium, is free and open to the public and continues JMU’s yearlong discussion on the connection between science and the arts.

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