celebrated New York Times columnist and science
writer will share his audacious take on what we pass along from generation to generation. Beyond genes, we inherit other critical determinants that shape who we are and how we live our lives. Zimmer suggests that a new definition of heredity is required, and he gamely takes up the gauntlet in his new book. Armed with the latest science and fortified by his personal experience as a parent of two daughters, he explores time-tumbled presumptions about our species’ emergence and advances a fresh narrative of global affairs from prehistoric times to posterity.
Zimmer will unfold how DNA editing may transform our world—and ourselves. In light of current breakthroughs in DNA analysis, he fearlessly tackles controversial issues, such as the existence of race and whether success is inherited., He explores the historic M.O.s through which heredity has been twisted to justify racism and social inequality.
Carl Zimmer is a contributing writer to The New York Times. Click here to read his articles. Follow Zimmer on social media here: @carlzimmer.If you're reading She Has Her Mother's Laugh for your book club, check out these helpful Discussion Questions.
Event Type(s): Author Visit, Book Discussion, Virtual