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The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality

March 9 @ 6:00 pm

 |  Free – $5

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Date:
March 9
Time:
6:00 pm
Cost:
Free – $5
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https://www.harvard.com/event/virtual_event_kathryn_paige_harden/?mc_cid=7fb55b6ac7&mc_eid=7516674f5e
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The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality

In The Genetic Lottery, Harden introduces readers to the latest genetic science, dismantling dangerous ideas about racial superiority and challenging us to grapple with what equality really means in a world where people are born different. Weaving together personal stories with scientific evidence, Harden shows why our refusal to recognize the power of DNA perpetuates the myth of meritocracy, and argues that we must acknowledge the role of genetic luck if we are ever to create a fair society.

Reclaiming genetic science from the legacy of eugenics, this groundbreaking book offers a bold new vision of society where everyone thrives, regardless of how one fares in the genetic lottery