By Adam Rutherford
This is a narrative approximately you.
It is the heritage of who you're and the way you got here to be. it truly is special to you, because it is to every of the a hundred billion glossy people who've ever drawn breath. however it can be our collective tale, simply because in each one of our genomes we every one hold the historical past of our species - births, deaths, affliction, warfare, famine, migration and many intercourse.
due to the fact scientists first learn the human genome in 2001 it's been topic to every kind of claims, counterclaims and myths. in reality, as Adam Rutherford explains, our genomes could be learn no longer as guideline manuals, yet as epic poems. DNA determines a long way below we have now been resulted in think approximately us as participants, yet greatly extra approximately us as a species.
during this attractive trip in the course of the increasing panorama of genetics, Adam Rutherford unearths what our genes now let us know approximately historical past, and what background tells us approximately our genes. From Neanderthals to homicide, from redheads to race, lifeless kings to plague, evolution to epigenetics, this can be a demystifying and illuminating new portrait of who we're and the way we got here to be.
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