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Santa Fe Institute Community Lecture Series: Karissa Sanbonmatsu

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:30PM
Lensic Performing Arts Center

Santa Fe Institute Community Lecture Series: Karissa Sanbonmatsu
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Santa Fe Institute Community Lecture Series
Dr. Karissa Sanbonmatsu: DNA, Love, and Gender

When it comes to human behavior, some traits are neither nature nor nurture, but something altogether different. That “something” is epigenetics, the science that helps to explain how the environment, including some social interactions, alter DNA. In this talk, Dr. Karissa Sanbonmatsu gives an overview of the new science of epigenetics, which may help to understand autism, addiction, depression, Alzheimer’s and even love. She will discuss her latest research, revealing how long RNA molecules (DNA’s molecular cousins) may be the key to understanding many epigenetic phenomena.

Dr. Sanbonmatsu is a principal investigator at Los Alamos National Laboratory, studying the epigenetics, RNA and molecular machines. With over a half-million views, her 2014 TEDx talk describes how she found her way to epigenetics research.

Tickets for this event are free, but seating is limited and ticket reservations are required. Click "purchase" to reserve tickets.

Generous underwriting from Thornburg Investment Management, with additional support from The Lensic, makes this series possible.

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