Susan Lindee: The Rise of the Genome: Genetics After the Bomb

Janice and Julian Bers Professor of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania Sarton Memorial Lecture in the History and Philosophy of Science
Saturday, February 18, 2017: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Room 306 (Hynes Convention Center)
Dr. Susan Lindee is a historian of science interested in the history of genetics, gender and science, science and popular culture, and science and war. Her books include Moments of Truth in Genetic Medicine (2005); The DNA Mystique: The Gene as a Cultural Icon (1995, with Dorothy Nelkin); and Suffering Made Real: American Science and the Survivors at Hiroshima (1994). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Burroughs Wellcome Fund 40th Anniversary Award, and support from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation. She spent 10 years as a journalist before earning her Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science from Cornell University.
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