How much do genes control our lives? Are we mere puppets pulled by genetic strings?
This CICC event in February 2017 examined the evidence, drawing on the latest science to do so.
The picture that emerges is a very different one from that suggested by the media head-lines. Genetics undergirds free will, it does not subvert it. And modern science portrays a view of human identity that is remarkably consonant with the Christian understanding of what it means to be human.
Dr Denis Alexander is the Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, where he is a Fellow. Dr Alexander was previously Chairman of the Molecular Immunology Programme and Head of the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Signalling and Development at The Babraham Institute, Cambridge.