Carl Zimmer: Understanding Heredity

Carl Zimmer, Columnist, The New York Times; Author, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity; Twitter: @carlzimmer

Lisa Krieger, Science Journalist, Bay Area News Group

Celebrated science journalist Carl Zimmer helps unravel some of the deepest mysteries surrounding our genetic blueprint and the traits that appear in generation after generation. Through the years and technological advancements we’ve learned that heredity isn’t just about genes that pass from parent to child. It continues within our own bodies, as a single cell gives rise to trillions of cells that make up our bodies. Drawing on scientific research and his own experiences with his two daughters, Zimmer offers a fascinating new way to understanding heredity and who we really are.  

Location: Schultz Cultural Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
Notes: Photo credit: Mistina Hanscom. In association with Wonderfest

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