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What Our DNA Says About Us

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Can some of the country’s most pressing social issues around race be traced back to the double helix? This hour, Alondra Nelson joins us – the dean of social science at Columbia University – on the relationship between contemporary racial issues and DNA. She studied this relationship in her book “The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome” (Beacon Press).

This episode originally aired on January 26, 2016.