The Cultural Phenomenon of Home DNA Testing


Tuesday, July 19
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Event Description

Join author Libby Copeland as she explores the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history. This presentation will draw on 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 close to 40 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.

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. Copeland was a reporter and editor at the Post for eleven years, has been a media fellow and guest lecturer, and has made numerous appearances on television and radio.

Libby’s book can be checked out from the library catalog or purchased online.
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Event Contact

Pikes Peak Library District / Cara Ramsey