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The Cultural Phenomenon of Home DNA Testing

By Cambridge Public Library

The presentation will explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history.

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6:30pm – 7:30pm

Ages 18 and Adult and Senior Adult.

Contact

Main Library Q&A Desk
Help & Information Desk
617-349-4041

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Free!

Location

  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

Additional information

It will draw on Libby Copeland's years of research for her new book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are (Abrams, 2020), which The Wall Street Journal calls "a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing." With more than 35 million people having been tested, a tipping point has been reached. Virtually all Americans are affected whether they have been tested or not, and millions have been impacted by significant revelations in their immediate families.

Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist and author, who writes from New York about culture, science, and human behavior. As a freelance journalist, she writes for such media outlets as The Atlantic, Slate, New York, Smithsonian, The New York Times, The New Republic, Esquire.com, and The Wall Street Journal.  Copies of The Lost Family, signed and personalized by Libby Copeland, can be purchased through The Village Bookstore in Pleasantville, NY (Attention: Jennifer Kohn, 914-769-8322).