Behavior, Talent And Genetics

Guest Host:

Rebecca Roberts
Behavior, Talent And Genetics

What role does genetics play in talent? And, the surprising things science learned about King Tut from DNA testing his remains.

What role does genetics play in talent? If your Dad is a great swimmer or your Mom has perfect pitch, what's the likelihood you and your siblings (or your grandkids) will also share those skills? We talk with science writer Sam Kean about how genes influence our behavior and our identity.

Guests

Sam Kean

author, "The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by our Genetic Code" (Little Brown)

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