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David Ewing Duncan Discusses "Back To the Future: The DNA of an Experimental Man" March 11 at Purchase College

Date Released: 2/11/2009

Best selling author David Ewing Duncan will discuss "Back to the Future: The DNA of  An Experimental Man" on March 11 at 7 PM at Purchase College,  the second lecture in a series offered through a partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences, Purchase College, and Science & the City.
The lecture will take place in the Purchase College Performing Arts Center, 735 Anderson hill Road, Purchase, NY.  Tickets are $15. Call 914-251-6200 or visit

David Ewing Duncan takes "guinea pig journalism" to the cutting edge of science.  He is perhaps the most tested healthy person in history.  His mission is to discover what cutting-edge medical technology can tell him, and us, about our future health; the effects of living in a toxin-soaked world; and how genes, proteins, personal behavior, and an often hostile environment interact within our bodies.

His talk is based on his forthcoming book "Experimental Man: What One Man's Body Reveals About His Future, Your Health, and Our Toxic World."

Duncan is an award-winning author of seven books and numerous essays and articles. He is also a film producer and correspondent. He is a contributing editor and columnist for Conde Nast Portfolio, a Chief Correspondent for NPR Talk's Biotech Nation, and a commentator for NPR's Morning Edition.  At UC Berkley he is the Director of the Center for Life Science and Policy and is a Visiting Researcher at the Graduate School of Journalism.

Duncan has been a contributing editor to Wired and Discover and a special correspondent and producer for ABC's Nightline and 20/20.  He has been a correspondent for NOVA's ScienceNow!, and a producer for Discovery Television.  He is a contributor to National Geographic, Fortune and MIT Technology Review; and he was a longtime correspondent for Life.

He is a past winner of the prestigious Magazine Story of the Year Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and his work has appeared twice in The Best American Science and Nature Writing.

A book signing will follow the lecture.