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13:15 - 13:50 11 October 2017

Unexpected Utility: Sequencing the Head of Jeremy Bentham


Grant Museum of Zoology
21 University Street | Bloomsbury | London | WC1E 6DE | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Open

This talk explores what ancient DNA is and how an attempt was made to sequence the genome of the philosopher Jeremy Bentham. Lucy van Dorp will explain why we bother to analyse ancient DNA and look at how it’s had an impact on modern understanding of diseases and human activity.


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