Skin Tight Genes - Carmen Rita Wong

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Skin Tight Genes

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In this hour, stories from the double helix—genetic makeup, inherited disease, and family secrets. It's all in the DNA. This hour is hosted by Moth Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Mike Birbiglia works to get healthy and mitigate his bad genes.

Carmen Rita Wong uncovers the complicated layers of her family's past.

Beth Bucher makes a difficult decision to protect her health.

When applying for a green card, Paul Nurse discovers a family secret.

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Stories in this Episode

10:09
The YMCA Pool

by Mike Birbiglia

Mike Birbiglia works to get healthy and mitigate his bad genes.

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12:23
Blue Genes

by Carmen Rita Wong

Carmen Rita Wong uncovers the complicated layers of her family's past.

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05:14
Genes: A Love Story

by Beth Bucher

Beth Bucher makes a hard decision to protect her health.

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10:45
Discussing Family Trees in School Can Be Dangerous

by Paul Nurse

When applying for a green card a professor of genetics discovers a family secret. 

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Extras From This Episode

Skin Tight Genes extras

Carmen Rita Wong

Mrh2012 ​ Carmen Rita Wong​ Extra 1

Carmen, her brother and Dad #2 around move from NYC to NH.

Mrh2012 ​ Carmen Rita Wong​ Extra 2

Carmen's mother and Papi Wong at their engagement party in 1962.

Mrh2012 ​ Carmen Rita Wong​ Extra 3

Family #2 with Dad #2.

Beth Bucher

Mrh2012 Beth Bucher Extra 1

Beth and her Aunt Anna

Mrh2012 Beth Bucher Extra 2

Beth celebrating her 40th in Thailand

Mrh2012 Beth Bucher Extra 3

Beth getting the all clear in July 2017

Mrh2012 Beth Bucher Extra 4

Beth's mom and with Tricia (Beth's sister)