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Author Rutherford, Adam, author.

Title A brief history of everyone who ever lived : the human story retold through our genes / Adam Rutherford ; foreword by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Publication Info. New York : The Experiment, 2017.
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  611.0181663 RUT    AVAILABLE
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Description xiv, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-384) and index.
Summary This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. Since scientists first read the human genome in 2001, it has been subject to all sorts of claims, counterclaims, and myths. In fact, as Adam Rutherford explains, our genomes should be read not as instruction manuals, but as epic poems. DNA determines far less than we have been led to believe about us as individuals, but vastly more about us as a species. In this captivating journey through the expanding landscape of genetics, Adam Rutherford reveals what our genes now tell us about history, and what history tells us about our genes. From Neanderthals to murder, from redheads to race, dead kings to plague, evolution to epigenetics, this is a demystifying and illuminating new portrait of who we are and how we came to be."
Subject Genome, Human -- Genetics.
Genomics -- History.
Evolution (Biology)
DNA -- History.
ISBN 9781615194049 (hardcover)
1615194045 (hardcover)
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