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Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

Geological Lecture Hall

Thursday • November 8

Clock Icon 6:00 PM
Money Icon Free
Location Icon Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Event Details

David Reich, Professor, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Senior Associate Member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Sweeping technological innovations in the field of genomics are enabling scientists to extract and analyze ancient DNA—genetic material from human remains dating back up to hundreds of thousands of years—as never before. This research is revealing new insights into our lineage as modern humans and has become as important as archaeology, linguistics, and the written word in understanding our past. David Reich, author of Who We Are and How We Got Here, will discuss the potential of ancient DNA for revealing the history of our species.

Evolution Matters Lecture Series

Lecture & Book Signing. Free and open to the public.

Free event parking available at 52 Oxford Street Garage

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the Allen Discovery Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, funded through The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group

Series supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit

This event will be livestreamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Facebook page. A recording of this program will be available on our YouTube channel approximately three weeks after the lecture.

Link to Facebook page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/703616223334197/
Link to Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjjvYQF81TLWObF7RqpHIlA

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