You swab your cheek or spit in a vial, then send it away to a lab. Weeks later you get a report that might reveal long-buried family secrets and upend your entire sense of identity. In The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications. She explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, 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.
Join us for a talk with Libby Copeland on Zoom -- please note that registration is required, as for online security reasons only registered attendees will be able to attend this event. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link via email on the day of the event.