Carl Zimmer: Understanding Heredity (Adjunct Professor, Yale University)

Date: Tuesday June 19
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Schultz Cultural Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

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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. Zimmer is a New York Times columnist and the author of She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.  Zimmer is also an adjunct professor at Yale, in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, where he has been teaching science writing to both undergraduates and graduates since 2008.

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. 

This event is brought to the Yale community of northern California as part of YCSV's ongoing collaboration with the Commonwealth Club. 






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