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CODI - May Contain Neaderthal

  • New Town Theatre George Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 United Kingdom (map)

May Contain Neanderthal
Jonathan Pettitt

“Our genes make us who we are”; “DNA is our destiny. And our ancestry”. Neither of these statements are correct, but offer simple and seductive explanations that obscure the much more complicated reality. Jonathan Pettitt (The University of Aberdeen) will attempt to distinguish the hype from heredity. In a wide-ranging overview of the past, present and future of human genetics, he will address controversial questions, such as: “Is race a scientific concept?”; “Are designer babies something to worry about?”; “Why does my earwax smell?

Earlier Event: August 25
In Conversation with Jonathan Watson