Having your DNA analyzed is as easy as spitting into a tube, and companies now compete to offer genetic revelations about our ancestry and risk of disease. But are there downsides to allowing easy access to our genomic information? Can our DNA also be translated into new to ways to connect? Transmedia artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s work probes what we can and can’t learn from our DNA, balancing an optimistic perspective on biotechnology with an honest exploration of its ethical implications. Join her in conversation with legal scholar Elizabeth Joh.
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