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Adam Rutherford

Our Collective DNA

Friday 25 August 2:00pm - 3:00pm

While our genes are an individual identification kit, they also help to tell a collective story: that of the 100 billion humans who have so far walked the planet. Science writer and broadcaster Adam Rutherford suggests that DNA should be read less as an...