What Our DNA Says About Us

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.