We Are Family
Published June 5, 2018
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    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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