New York Times columnist and award-winning author Carl Zimmer is one of the world’s most acclaimed science writers. His new book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, is an exploration of the most intimate mystery of all – how our ancestors help make us who we are today. Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Award for non-fiction, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh forces you to reconsider what you think you know about genetics and heredity.
Chair: Robyn Williams
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Carl Zimmer is a columnist for The New York Times and the award-winning author of a dozen books about science, on subjects ranging from viruses to neuroscience to evolution.
Robyn Williams has presented ABC Science programs since 1972 and has been the producer and host The Science Show since 1975. Also a documentary maker and author, his latest book is Turmoil: Letters from the Brink.
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