The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library presents The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Up-ending Who We Are explores the culture of genealogy, the science of DNA, and the business of DNA testing, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story.
Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Washington Post, New York magazine, the New York Times, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She specializes in the intersection of science and culture. Her book investigates how home DNA testing has impacted many communities, including adoptees, the donor-conceived, and those who didn't start out with questions about their families – but found questions posed by their DNA results.
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