She Has Her Mother's Laugh
Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 2pm
Carl Zimmer’s She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity is a landmark book that changes how we think about what it means to be human. Regarded as the popular science book of 2018 in the US and UK, it guides us to a new understanding of what we receive from generations past and what we might pass on to the future. Zimmer, an award-winning New York Times columnist and Yale lecturer, takes us on a journey from the inbred Holy Roman Empire to the Japanese lab where scientists are transmuting skin cells into eggs and sperm. Chaired by Melissa Hughes, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Biology at The College of Charleston.