We Are Family

With the rise in consumer DNA tests and online genealogy, people might soon have a pretty good idea where their families came from for generations. But are we putting too much faith in DNA? Can our genetic ancestry really tell us anything about ourselves? And what happens when DNA databases become playgrounds for true crime sleuths?

Guests:

Carl Zimmer, science journalist and author of She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potential of Heredity
Kristen V. Brown, biotechnology reporter at Bloomberg
Kim Tallbear, author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science
Clan_McCrimmon, moderator of the Lyle Stevik subreddit 
Colleen Fitzpatrick and Margaret Press, cofounders of DNA Doe
Kelly Hills, cofounder of Rogue Bioethics

Further Reading:

She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potential of Heredity
Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science
The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants
In an Age of Gene Editing and Surrogacy, What Does Heredity Mean?
How DNA Testing Botched My Family's Heritage, and Probably Yours, Too
DNA testing is like the 'Wild West'; should it be more tightly regulated?
DNA test kits: Consider the privacy implications
The ingenious and ‘dystopian’ DNA technique police used to hunt the ‘Golden State Killer’ suspect
The Strange Case of the Man With No Name
Web Sleuths: Lyle Stevik
Reddit: Lyle Stevik
GED Match
Active DNA Doe Cases
DNA Doe Lyle Stevik Press Release 

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