Apr 22 2014

Conversation with Jennifer Ouellette on the Science of Self

Genes, we are taught in high school biology, are inherited from our parents and determine, to a great extent, our physical, physiological, and even psychological traits. But, humans share an overwhelmingly large percentage of our genes with one another. What then creates the stunning diversity we see among humans? Do our genes direct our behaviors and our disposition to diseases? What wins out in the age-old contest between nature and nurture?

Attempting to ask and answer these questions is science writer and journalist Jennifer Ouellette whose new book is called Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self.

Watch Part 1 of a video of Uprising host interviewing Jennifer Ouellette about her book:

Watch Part 2 of a video of Uprising host interviewing Jennifer Ouellette about her book:

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