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Online Author Talk with Libby Copeland, “Exploring DNA Testing and Family Ancestry”

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August 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Online Zoom Event
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Libby Copeland, the author of The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are joins the Santa Fe Public Library for a virtual book event to discuss the culture of genealogy, the science of DNA, and the business of DNA testing. Her new book investigates how home DNA testing has impacted many communities, including adoptees, the donor-conceived, and those who didn’t start out with questions about their families – but found questions posed by their DNA results.


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. Learn more about Libby and her new book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are at


Tuesday, August 4th at 6:00 p.m. for live Zoom presentation and audience Q&A

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This presentation will be recorded for subsequent posting to our YouTube channel and Facebook videos. Please do not attend our live Zoom if you do not consent to your participation being recorded and published afterwards.

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