Oct. 30, 2013
Museum of Science
1 Science Park Boston, MA 02114
Tim Spector, MD, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King's College London; Director of the Twins UK Registry; and author, Identically Different: Why We Can Change Our Genes.
If you share most of the same genetic material, what makes you so different from your siblings? How much are the things you choose to do every day - what you eat, how you vote, who you love - determined by your genes, and how much is your own free will? Using fascinating case studies of identical twins, leading geneticist Tim Spector explains how even real-life "clones" with the same upbringing turn out in reality to be unique. Join us for a compelling examination of how we become the individuals that we are. Book signing to follow.
Part of the On Being Human series celebrating the opening of the new Hall of Human Life at the Museum of Science.
Advance registration begins at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday October 16 (Monday October 14 for Museum members) at mos.org/events.