Libby Copeland, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are
CALS Roberts Library presents author Libby Copeland in a virtual program about her book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are.
The book talk will be a Zoom webinar and will be streamed to YouTube Live, and then archived on YouTube for later viewing. Attendees must register to participate in Zoom webinar and ask questions of the speaker.
About The Lost Family
The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are (Abrams, 2020) explores the culture of genealogy, the science of DNA, and the business of DNA testing, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story. The book investigates how home DNA testing has impacted many communities, including adoptees, the donor-conceived, and those who didn’t start out with questions about their families – but found questions posed by their DNA results.
About the Author
Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Washington Post, New York magazine, the New York Times, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She specializes in the intersection of science and culture. Copeland was a reporter and editor at the Post for eleven years, has been a media fellow and guest lecturer, and has made numerous appearances on television and radio.
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