Babble Talks are brain-quenching events for the sleep-deprived new parent. Guest speakers present interesting topics in an informal setting. Bring your baby and meet other new parents! Parents, partners and friends are welcome too.
The Hidden Stories in Our DNA
We all carry the DNA of our parents, who carry the DNA of their parents, who carry the DNA of their parents. Going back through time this means that DNA carries a record of our past interactions and can be thought of as a historical document. Dr Lucy van Dorp explains how she goes about comparing the DNA sequences of different people across the world and what this can tell us about our own ancestry, evolution and history.
Dr Lucy van Dorp is a geneticist working at University College London Genetics Institute. She spends her days analysing patterns in DNA to learn about evolutionary processes. She’s fascinated by what DNA can tell us about our own history and loves getting to tell people all about the science she does.