Guest Host: Frank Sesno

A new history of Huntington’s Disease examines how community, science, and the eugenics movement shaped the experience of those suffering from the neurological disorder. The author wanted to understand the shame associated with the disease that killed her mother, uncles, and grandfather.

Guests

  • Alice Wexler Research scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and the author of "Mapping Fate: A Memoir of Family, Risk and Genetic Research."

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Tuskegee Study, 50 Years Later

Friday, Jul 29 2022Fifty years after the Tuskegee study, Diane talks to Harvard's Evelynn Hammonds about the intersection of race and medicine in the United States, and the lessons from history that can help us understand health inequities today.