SOLD OUT The Social Session 02: Dr Jekyll's DNA found - is Hyde in the clear?
Public event 18.11.2009
Organised byESRC Genomics Forum, The City of Literature Trust, Edinburgh Central Library
VenueThe Reference Library, Edinburgh Central Library, George IV Bridge
In the late nineteenth century, criminologists such as Lombroso argued that the criminal was an evolutionary throwback. Genes 'for' deviant behaviour are still sometimes claimed to exist. But it's after the crime has taken place that genetic science comes to the fore, with DNA evidence often decisive in convicting or clearing a suspect. Do crime writers still find their villains conform to 'the criminal type'? And has the DNA revolution in forensic science changed the plot?
The Social Sessions are a carnival of discussions about science and literature taking place October 2009 - January 2010.
After the eventEvent report and images available at Tales of One City - Edinburgh City Libraries Blog