This Saturday, CitiGen postdoc Sarah Abel will give a talk entitled “Can genetics tell us who we are?” at the Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester, as part of the UK’s nationwide festival of humanities, Being Human.

Sarah’s talk will look at the origins of political and scientific ideas about race and inheritance, linking this to the way we continue to think about identity, and the categories that are reproduced in DNA ancestry tests today. The presentation will cover themes from “blood purity” under the Spanish Inquisition to the facial reconstruction of Cheddar Man.

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