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Cancer genetics in music and film

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“Decoding Annie Parker,” which premiered in New York last month, is coming to Seattle June 6 and 8 through SIFF. “In this amazing true story, the lives of cancer-stricken Annie Parker and UW geneticist Mary-Claire King intertwine, leading to the world-changing discovery of the BRCA1 breast cancer gene.” Helen Hunt plays King, and Samantha Morton plays Parker, who now speaks around the world about her experiences. For more information:

“The Mutant Diaries: Unzipping My Genes,” by local artist Eva Moon, who also carries the gene, at the Fall City Bistro May 23: “A feisty, frank and fearless original musical comedy about turning a devastating prognosis into a new lease on life.” Moon says she underwent prophylactic surgeries, and in the process, “I discovered my mutant superpower. I got to change the future.” For more information:

Carol M. Ostrom: or 206-464-2249. On Twitter @costrom

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