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Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick interviews the founder of Myriad Genetics about his patent on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

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Catch up with the characters from In the Family in this August 2008 update.

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African-American women discuss the need to raise awareness for genetic testing in their communities.

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Three sisters with the breast cancer gene meet with a genetic counselor.

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A Latina family talks about their reluctance to discuss medical concerns with their doctors.

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Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick asks a plastic surgeon about reconstructive surgery.

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Rudnick asks scientists to explain the genetic mutation that causes hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Classroom Clips

Three sisters receive their breast cancer gene test results.

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Rudnick visits a support group for other women at risk for cancer.

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An animation explains how gene mutations can raise a woman's risk for breast cancer.

Filmmaker Interviews

Rudnick talks about her 2009 Emmy-nominated film and her decision to get tested for the breast cancer gene.


How much would you sacrifice to survive? When Chicago filmmaker Joanna Rudnick tested positive for the "breast cancer gene" at age 27, she knew the information could save her life, but she didn't know what to do about it.

  • Updated on July 2, 2014

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Film Information

In the Family (90 min.)

Premiere Date: October 1, 2008

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmaker: Joanna Rudnick Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Fact Sheet | Press Release


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