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The Lost Family – How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are

Updated On: September 6, 2023

Season: 2 | Episode: 38

Our guest this episode is Libby Copeland, an award-winning journalist and author of the book, “The Lost Family.” Corey and Libby discuss the growing trend of consumer DNA testing and how it impacts families in positive and negative ways. Everyone knows someone who has had a DNA test. And everyone who is listening has their DNA out there in one way or another, Libby says. The usage of DNA technology in the future is unknown and that is frightening for some people.

Guest bio

Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist who writes about culture, science and human behavior. Her book, The Lost Family, published March 3, 2020, looks at the impact of home DNA testing on the American family (sign up here for updates and events). A staff reporter and editor for The Washington Post for over a decade, she now writes from New York for publications including The Atlantic, Slate, New York Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, The New York Times, The New Republic,, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Glamour and more.

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