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Live Webinar: The Cultural Phenomenon of Home DNA Testing
February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ridgefield Historical Society, 4 Sunset Lane
The Cultural Phenomenon of Home DNA Testing will explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, implications for how we think about family and ourselves, and its ramifications for American culture broadly. It will draw on author Libby Copeland’s years of research for her new book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are (Abrams, 2020), which The Wall Street Journal calls “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.” With more than 35 million people having been tested, a tipping point has been reached. Virtually all Americans are affected whether they have been tested or not, and millions have been impacted by significant revelations in their immediate families.