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What Our DNA Says About Us 23

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.