Lee and Nile Albright Annual Symposium
Can We Change Our Genes?
Wednesday, October 30 | 7:00 p.m.
Tim Spector, MD, professor of genetic epidemiology, King's College London; director of the TwinsUK Registry; author, Identically Different: Why We Can Change Our Genes
If you share most of the same genetic material, what makes you so different from your siblings? How much are the things you choose to do every day—what you eat, how you vote, who you love—determined by your genes, and how much is your own free will? Using fascinating case studies of identical twins, leading geneticist Tim Spector explains how even real-life “clones” with the same upbringing turn out in reality to be unique. Join us for a compelling examination of how we become the individuals that we are. Book signing to follow.
Funding provided by the Lee and Nile Albright Symposium Fund.
Additional funding provided by the Lowell Institute.
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