Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Thursday, November 8, 2018 6:00pm

David Reich, Professor, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Senior Associate Member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Sweeping technological innovations in the field of genomics are enabling scientists to extract and analyze ancient DNA—genetic material from human remains dating back up to hundreds of thousands of years—as never before. This research is revealing new insights into our lineage as modern humans and has become as important as archaeology, linguistics, and the written word in understanding our past. David Reich, author of Who We Are and How We Got Here, will discuss the potential of ancient DNA for revealing the history of our species.

Evolution Matters Lecture Series

Free and open to the public.

Free parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Series supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit

Presented in collaboration with the Allen Discovery Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, funded through The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group

This event will be livestreamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Facebook page. A recording of this program will be available on our YouTube channel appoximately three weeks after the lecture.

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617-495-3045
Location:
Harvard Museum of Natural History
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138