The Lost Family by Libby Copeland Author’s Event and Q&A

Libby Copeland
April 29, 2021 - 6:30pm 

Author Libby Copeland will discuss her new book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are, which tells the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing.

With more than 37 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.

The Wall Street Journal calls it “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.”

The Lost Family goes beyond the science and includes discussions into philosophy and ethics, as well as, true crime. It forces readers to look at the big questions of: Who are we? What is family? Are we defined by nature, nurture, or both?

Libby Copeland will be interviewed by Madison K. Lehmer, who is part of the Popping the Science Bubble team,and a graduate student in Cell and Molecular Biology at UC Berkeley. This team consists of a small group of PhD students currently involved in research on campus and who have a passion for science outreach and communication.

Register here to attend the Event via Zoom:

This book will also be April's BPL Book Club book. The book club meeting takes place on, Tuesday April 27th at 2:00pm. Once registered and confirmed for the book club, you can pick up a copy of the book, along with a bundle which includes May and June's book club titles at the Berkeley Public Library's Central Outdoor Pickup. See the calendar entry and register:

Thank you to our cosponsors: Oakland Public Library, Alameda County Library, Tehama County Library, and Wonderfest.

This event is generously funded by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.

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