Forty-six years ago on April 28th, Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the army.
The Trials of Muhammad Ali by Bill Siegel explores the consequences this refusal had on the boxer’s career.
Siegel and Quinn also share their challenges while making the film.
The Trials of Muhammad Ali will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival today.
What to know more about the gene patent debate? The Economist explores the arguments against gene patenting.
Slate summarizes the Supreme Court hearings of Association for Molecular Pathology, et al v. Myriad Genetics case while also providing anecdotes from women who have tried to get the BRCA test.
“One concern about Myriad’s monopoly is cost. Helen, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last February in California, says her genetic counselor suggested she should be tested, “to help with my decision making and to inform my sister, who if I tested positive would need to be watched carefully.” She says, “I spoke to my insurance company (Blue Cross/ Anthem) and they stated that the test would not be covered and the cost would be between $3,000 and $4,000.”
In the Family can be found online for free at http://www.pbs.org/pov/inthefamily, now through May 15th.