Monday January 16
Talk WC1

Little Atoms Presents: The Power in Our Genes

The Horse Hospital
Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD
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The secret to what makes a superhero a really great superhero comes down to what they’re made of. And as we know the building blocks of everyone is hidden away in our genes; the bits of us that get passed down from generation to generation. But as we evolve, so do our genes. Little is known of the impact of epigenetics, how lived experiences can alter the activity and expression of genes, but as scientists uncover more what does this mean for the future of humans? This Monday join Dr Adam Rutherford, (BBC presenter and scientific advisor to scientific advisor to films such as Björk’s movie Biophilia and Ex Machina), and Naomi Alderman, (who’s recent novel The Power – where women develop powers to inflict pain on men – is being made into a TVs series), to see if what the future holds for our genes and if we’ll ever get the superpowers we truly deserve.