Robert Plomin: Blueprint

Spectator Books | 24 October 2018 | 0h 35m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Behavioural geneticist Robert Plomin about his book “Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are,” in which he argues that it’s not only height and weight and skin colour that are heritable, but intelligence, TV-watching habits and the likelihood of getting divorced. Also discusses the risks of publishing the book, race and eugenics, and implications for the future of our data and medical care.

How Insights from Ancient DNA are Upending Paleontology

FT Tech Tonic | 17 April 2018 | 0h 21m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with David Reich about the ideas in his book “Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past”. Covers how the genomic revolution is affecting paleontology and changing many of our preconceptions about the mixing of human groups in human pre-history.