Author Jessica Wapner to speak at Bush Library and Museum June Issues Forum and Book Signing

Jun 11, 2013, 12:21 ET from George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum presents the free Issues Forum "The Philadelphia Chromosome" June 25, 7 p.m. CDT at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University.

The presenter is Jessica Wapner, a freelance writer focused mainly on healthcare and medicine. Her work is published in The New York Times, Scientific AmericanSlateScienceNature MedicineOdePsychology Today, and elsewhere. Her writing on cancer research and treatment also appears in the specialty magazines Oncology Business ReviewCure, and CR.

Her first book, "The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level," was published in 2013 by The Experiment. The Philadelphia Chromosome is an inspiring story of what is possible when people, working alone and in concert, are driven to make sense of the unknown and improve the lives of others.

A free reception and book sale and signing will follow the event. Through a generous sponsorship from AT&T the event is offered free of charge, but reservations are strongly recommended. Register online at, or for more information call (979) 691-4014.

The Issues Forum will be streamed live on

The Issues Forum is presented in conjunction with the exhibit "Genome: The Secret of How Life Works" on display at the Bush Library and Museum through July 5. Designed for all ages, the exhibit explores the nature and impact of advances in genome research through visually-rich environments, interactives, artifacts and multi-media presentations. 

"Genome: The Secret of How Life Works" is a Traveling Exhibit Produced by Evergreen Exhibitions made possible by national title sponsor Pfizer, in collaboration with National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services and Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research.

The exhibit is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and presented in cooperation with the Texas A&M University Whole Systems Genomics Initiative, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Department of Animal Science.

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is part of the National Archives and Records Administration's Presidential Libraries system. For more information, visit

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