Celebrated science journalist Carl Zimmer helps unravel some of the deepest mysteries surrounding our genetic blueprint and the traits that appear in generation after generation. Through the years and technological advancements we’ve learned that heredity isn’t just about genes that pass from parent to child. It continues within our own bodies, as a single cell gives rise to trillions of cells that make up our bodies. Drawing on scientific research and his own experiences with his two daughters, Zimmer offers a fascinating new way to understanding heredity and who we really are.
Zimmer photo credit: Mistina Hanscom. DNA sequence photo credit: National Human Genome Research Institute/Flickr. In association with Wonderfest
June 19, 2018
Schultz Cultural Hall, Oshman Family JCC 3921 Fabian Way Palo Alto, 94303 United States
Columnist, The New York Times; Author, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity; Twitter: @carlzimmer
Science journalist, Bay Area News Group - Moderator
6:30 p.m. check-in 7 p.m. program
8 p.m. book signing
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