By Adam Rutherford
This is a narrative approximately you.
It is the background of who you're and the way you got here to be. it's certain to you, because it is to every of the a hundred billion sleek people who've ever drawn breath. however it can also be our collective tale, simply because in each one of our genomes we every one hold the heritage of our species - births, deaths, disorder, battle, famine, migration and many intercourse.
for the reason that scientists first learn the human genome in 2001 it's been topic to all kinds of claims, counterclaims and myths. actually, as Adam Rutherford explains, our genomes will be learn no longer as guide manuals, yet as epic poems. DNA determines some distance below we've got been ended in think approximately us as members, yet enormously extra approximately us as a species.
during this fascinating trip throughout the increasing panorama of genetics, Adam Rutherford unearths what our genes now let us know approximately background, and what heritage tells us approximately our genes. From Neanderthals to homicide, from redheads to race, useless kings to plague, evolution to epigenetics, it is a demystifying and illuminating new portrait of who we're and the way we got here to be.
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