"The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA"

"The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA"

 “The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA”

Thursday, February 16th
3:30 – 5:00 pm
IPAM Lecture Hall, Portola Plaza Building

Book Summary

The wandering gene is a breast cancer mutation, BRCA1.185delAG, which is characteristic of Jews. The book is a historical and scientific investigation that ranges from ancient Palestine and the Spanish Inquisition to the modern DNA lab and the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah's Witnesses. At the heart of the narrative is a young Hispano woman who struggles with breast cancer until her proud and untimely death.

Copies of Jeff Wheelwright’s book will be available for purchase and the author will be present for signing

Refreshments will be served.