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Why are some people left-handed?

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February
162015

18:30 - 20:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

In this Café Scientifique Silvia Paracchini explored the genetic factors that affect handedness.

Just one in nine people worldwide are left-handed, but why is this so? It is very easy to establish hand preference, yet very difficult to dissect the biology behind it. What can genetics tell us and why is this an important topic for research?

Why are some people left-handed? An exploration of the genetics of handedness with Silvia Paracchini The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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