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Dr. David Pearce gives TEDx talk in Sioux Falls

Researcher explored genetic diseases, society

 (Sioux Falls, SD) – Sanford’s David Pearce, PhD, addressed genetic diseases and how they are dealt with in society at a recent TEDx talk in Sioux Falls.

David Pearce 150X150Dr. Pearce is vice president of Sanford Research and Director of Sanford Children’s Research Center. Click WATCH THE VIDEO button below to view Dr. Pearce’s presentation, “Genetic Disease: From Bench to the Classroom.”

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.  Speakers at TEDx and TED events are limited to 18 minutes.

Dr. Pearce’s TEDx talk centered around his passion for genetics, specifically his world-renowned research of Batten Disease, and science education.  Pearce said he would like to “invigorate the youth of today to participate in science.”

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Click here to Watch the Video 

Tim Gerszewski
Sanford Media Strategist – Sioux Falls Region
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