David Dobbs

4 articles

My Mother’s Lover

From her deathbed, the author’s mother revealed a secret she had kept for 60 years: her true love was not his father, but a man named Angus Zahrt. On his ensuing search for the full story.


The Social Life of Genes

“When it comes down to it, really, genes don’t make you who you are. Gene expression does. And gene expression varies depending on the life you live.”


Restless Genes

How the compulsion to explore is coded in the human genome.


Beautiful Brains

On the minds of teenagers.