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Posted: August 30, 2013

DNA superstars tell their stories: Mark your calendar for the video debut

UNTHSC DNA Oral HistoriesFor decades, UNTHSC scientists have led the world in investigative genetics. Their DNA work helps solve crime, identify missing persons and rescue kidnapped children.

Now, you can see their life stories in oral histories videotaped by the Gibson D. Lewis Library. The most exciting excerpts, similar to movie "trailers," will be screened continuously at a come-and-go event open to the public.

WHEN: 1-5 p.m., Sept. 11, 2013

WHERE: Lewis Library second-floor commons. Click to see campus map. Visitor parking is available in Lot 6.

Bring your friends, enjoy free popcorn and beverages, and learn the amazing life journeys of, among others: 

  • Rhonda Roby, who helped identify 9/11 victims
  • Art Eisenberg, who established the world's first DNA paternity and forensic laboratories
  • Bruce Budowle, who headed forensic research for the FBI
  • Joseph Warren, who is an expert in crime-scene work
  • John Planz, who seeks genetic remedies for health disparities

PLUS, get their takes on:

  • CSI vs. reality
  • How to get a job in forensic science
  • And more

The Lewis Library, and the DNA superstars screening, is open to the public.

The full videos will be available online: http://library.hsc.unt.edu/content/oral-history-project.

If you are with the media and need additional information or would like to arrange an interview,
please contact Jeff Carlton, Director of Media Relations, at 817-735-7630.


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