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Nathan H. Lents

Dr. Nathan H. Lents is Professor of Biology and Director of the Honors Programs at John Jay College of the City University of New York.

Over the last 20 years, Dr. Lents has authored more than three dozen research articles and several book chapters on his research in genetics, molecular biology, and forensic science. He is also a popular science essayist and his writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Discover Magazine, Huffington Post, and Skeptic Magazine. He has also appeared as a scientific expert on national television such as The Today Show, Access Hollywood, and 48 hours. He maintains The Human Evolution Blog and pens a regular blog for Psychology Today entitled, “Beastly Behavior: How Evolution Shaped our Minds and Bodies.” Dr. Lents is the author of the 2016 book Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals and 2018’s Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes.