Heredity, argues award-winning New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer, isn’t just about genes that pass from parent to child. We also inherit other things that matter as much or more to our lives, from microbes to technologies we use to make life more comfortable. Weaving original reporting with historical context with his own experiences as the father of two daughters, Zimmer calls for a radically new definition of heredity. Join us in conversation with this original thinker as he presents both argument and evidence.
Carl Zimmer’s newest book “She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity” will be available for purchase at this event.