Book Club: Abraham Lincoln’s DNA

Part I History: Using DNA to Understand the Past

Abraham Lincoln was very tall for his generation, leading researchers to think he may have had a genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome… did he? This part also digs into the past of royal families! Can bones give us more details? Read part 1 and join us to discuss!

Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics by Phillip R. Reilly is a great introduction to genetics as it provides definitions of scientific terms and traces the history of genetics. The story tells very interesting case to understand the problems that can arise within the field of genetics. Reserve a book at the Rochester Public Library or you can purchase your own copy! To be part of the club you can read the whole book or just parts you are interested in.

Wednesday, August 29 | 6:00 – 6:30 PM  | Free | Register HERE and stay connected on the Facebook Event Page.

Book Club: Abraham Lincoln’s DNA

Part II Justice: The DNA Revolution in the Courts & Part III Behavior: Do Genes Make us the Way we are?

Join us for an intriguing discussion on DNA used to solve cold and new criminal cases. Does genetics play a role in who will become a criminal? We understand that genes give us eye and hair color but could it also tell about our mental stability, personality and talent? Also is there really a “gay” gene? Explore more on this last night of our Book Club!

Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics by Phillip R. Reilly is a great introduction to genetics as it provides definitions of scientific terms and traces the history of genetics. The story tells very interesting case to understand the problems that can arise within the field of genetics.

Reserve a book at the Rochester Public Library or you can purchase your own copy! To be part of the club you can read the whole book or just parts you are interested in. This weeks discussion (Part IV) will discuss how genetics is involved with GMOs, saving endangered animals, creating new food through transgenic animals and using animal organs to have humans! Join us every week or just the weeks that interest you!

Wednesday, September 5  | 6:00 – 6:30 PM  | Free | Register HERE and stay connected on the Facebook Event Page.