College of Arts and Letters, Open to the Public, Talks & Lectures
8 Apr 2020
Babbio Auditorium

The Promise and Pitfalls of Genetics

Center for Sciene Writings Lecture Featuring Carl Zimmer, Journalist and Author

Carl Zimmer, journalist and author from Yale University, will present the talk "The Promise and Pitfalls of Genetics," on Wednesday, April 8 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Stevens' College of Arts and Letters. The event will be held in Babbio Auditorium.

Zimmer, an award-winning journalist at Yale and contributor to “Radio Lab,” will talk about his acclaimed new book “She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.” The New York Times calls Zimmer’s book “extraordinary” and recommends it to “parents wishing to understand the magnitude of the legacy they’re bequeathing to their children, people who want to grasp their history through genetic ancestry testing and those seeking a fuller context for the discussions about race and genetics so prevalent today.”

All CSW events are free and open to the public. For more information contact CSW director John Horgan, [email protected]

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