Sep 2018

Bioethics Research Library, Healy Hall 102: 4:00pm–5:30pm

The Social Life of DNA: Radical Reconciliation and Institutional Morality

Join us for a candid conversation with Alondra Nelson, President of the Social Science Research Council and Professor of Sociology at Columbia University.Nelson is author most recently of The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome, a finalist for the Hurston-Wright Foundation Award for Best Nonfiction. The Social Life of DNA traces how claims about ancestry are marshaled together with genetic analysis in a range of social ventures. She has contributed to national policy discussions of inequality and about the social implications of new technologies, including artificial intelligence, big data, and human gene-editing.