Tag: genetics

This Week in Research: The Genetics of Mass Murder; Nano-Worms; Curing Peanut Allergies


Something about this creeps me out:  writing in the Hartford Courant, Hopkins professor Nathaniel Comfort wonders whether a genetic analysis of the Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza might identify a biological defect that would explain his shooting rampage.

Author Unravels Genetic Code at The Ivy Bookshop, Nov. 15


Did the human race almost go extinct? Can genetics explain a crazy cat lady’s love for felines? And how did the right combination of genes create the exceptionally flexible thumbs and fingers of a truly singular violinist?  Sam Kean, author of The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code, will discuss these and other questions Thursday, November 15 at  6 p.m. at the Ivy Bookshop.