Why We Are Who We Are - a video debate on epigenetics with Steven Rose for The Institute of Art and Ideas


Steven Rose, co-author of Genes, Cells and Brains: The Promethean Promises of the New Biology, is joined by philosopher Julian Baggini and leading geneticists Caroline Relton and Adrian Bird to debate whether we are on the edge of a radical new account of life and evolution. 

The debate centers on the potential of the new science of epigenetics to provide such an alternative account. Are we moving away from the notion that DNA provides the definitive blueprint for life?

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The discussion is part of the Philosophy for our Times series, hosted by The Institute of Arts and Ideas, a collection of cutting edge debates and talks from prominent thinkers. You can see all of video content from the Institute here

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