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Jonathan Pettitt: May Contain Neanderthal

Your DNA is not your destiny, but it is your ancestry, or at least it’s a record of it. Genetics has given us extraordinary insights into our collective human past, showing the patterns of migrations and unions that have shaped our individual genetic inheritances. Investigations into human evolutionary genetics have revealed some deeply non-intuitive findings, which have implications for both the present and future оf human biology and medicine. Dr. Jonathan Pettitt (University of Aberdeen) will explore our current understanding of human genetics and address such urgent questions as, “What does drinking milk have to do with white supremacy?”, “Why is the human genome like a fashion magazine?”, and “Why does my earwax smell?”