American Ancestors/NEHGS together with the Boston Public Library presents the third virtual event in the American Stories, Inspiration Today author series.
Award-winning Journalist Libby Copeland will discuss her new book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are, which explores the science of DNA while tracing the story of one woman – her unusual results and relentless, methodical drive for answers about her background. Don’t miss this hearing about this thoroughly modern genetic detective story, a deeply reported look at the rise of home genetic testing, and the seismic shock it has had on individual lives irrevocably changed by home DNA tests.
Amy Dockser Marcus, a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covering health and science, will moderate.
This virtual author event is free to the public.
UPDATE May 18, 2020: We’re sorry to report that this free event is over capacity at this time. You can still register but you may not receive a confirmation or link to the event. If you would like to be alerted when the recorded video is posted, or for more specific questions, contact the literary producers at American Ancestors NEHGS (email@example.com) or the Boston Public Library at (firstname.lastname@example.org)