Breast cancer and astronauts – Michelle Dickinson

Dr Michelle Dickinson, a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University’s Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, spoke to TV3’s Firstline this morning for their weekly ‘science news’ segment. She discussed the increased awareness of breast cancer genetics in the wake of actress Angelina Jolie’s revelation that she had a double mastectomy after learning she carried the BRAC1 cancer-associated gene. Dr Dickinson also highlighted Commander Chris Hadfield’s re-ignition of space wonder through social media from the International Space Station.

You can watch the segment here.