"She Has Her Mother's Laugh"

May 31, 2018

In The Moment ... May 31, 2018 Show 348 Hour 1

As scientists learn more about genetics, do we need a new definition of heredity? How is it that over the last few generations, we have gotten taller and smarter? Award-winning New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer is the first journalist to have his whole genome sequences and analyzed. His new book is called "She Has Her Mother's Laugh: the Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity."

SDPB's Cara Hetland, host of In the Moment's Innovation, spoke with the author.