Our guest today has a remarkable story. She's researched cousins marrying, the geographic dispersal of families...and worked in a New Delhi slum. How do you trace your ancestry? Are e-cigarettes a healthy alternative? Just some of the wide ranging topics we discussed.

Dr Cathy Day is a biological anthropologist at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the ANU
Interview by Rod


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Welcome to the Odour Lab. Part 1

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Interview via zoom with Rod.