We Are Family
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With the rise in consumer DNA tests and online genealogy, people might soon have a pretty good idea where their families came from for generations. But are we putting too much faith in DNA? Can our genetic ancestry really tell us anything about ourselves? And what happens when DNA databases become playgrounds for true crime sleuths?Guests:Carl Zimmer, science journalist and author of She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potential of HeredityKristen V. Brown, biotechnology reporter at BloombergKim Tallbear, author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic ScienceClan_McCrimmon, moderator of the Lyle Stevik subreddit Colleen Fitzpatrick and Margaret Press, cofounders of DNA Doe Kelly Hills, cofounder of Rogue Bioethics Further Reading:She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potential of HeredityNative American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic ScienceThe Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding…