At WNYC, we've been experimenting with new ways to tell stories about health. Over the last couple of weeks, you may have heard some of these experiments on This American Life and On The Media, which aired stories from a pilot project we called "The Antidote". The theme of our initial broadcast: "DNA Secrets." You can listen to the whole pilot project above -- just press play to stream it. You can also scroll down to see a video we produced for that pilot: it follows Kelly, pictured at left, who kept a radio diary for us as she received genetic test results that would change her life.
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On November 4th at 1 PM ET, you can join our host Emma Keller at The Guardian's The Living Hour for a live chat with Dr. Bob Darnell - the head of the NY Genome Center. It was Dr. Darnell who convinced Emma that getting her genome sequenced would be less scary than she feared. You can hear more about Emma's trip to the Genome Center on New Tech City, where she discussed the growing push to genetically test more and more children for a wider array of diseases.
Funding for WNYC's health reporting project has been provided in part by Susan and Peter Solomon.