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Sunday October 25, 2020
Save the date for our next meeting!
Please join us on Sunday October 25 at 1:30PM for Libby Copeland's presentation on "The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are."

Zoom information will be sent out midweek, the WEEK BEFORE THE MEETING, to JGSMD members.

Libby Copeland's book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are, explores the rapidly evolving phenomenon of home DNA testing, its implications for how we think about family and ourselves, and its ramifications for American culture broadly. The Wall Street Journal says it's "a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing." The Washington Post says The Lost Family "wrestles with some of the biggest questions in life: Who are we? What is family? Are we defined by nature, nurture or both?"

Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist and author, who writes about culture, science, and human behavior. She was a staff reporter and editor for The Washington Post for 11 years, and, as a freelance journalist, she writes for such media outlets as The Atlantic, Slate, New York, Smithsonian, The New York Times, The New Republic, Esquire.com, and The Wall Street Journal. She has made numerous appearances on television and radio. She lives in Westchester, NY, with her husband and two children.
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News Tidbits

JGS Maryland has been reconstituted!
JGSMD had its initial meeting on Sunday August 18, 2013 to see if there was interest in the group's reconstituting. The turnout was overwhelming, with 31 people attending with only a few days' notice. Look forward to new programming over the next year!
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