A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in by Adam Rutherford

By Adam Rutherford

This is a narrative approximately you.

It is the historical past of who you're and the way you got here to be. it truly is particular to you, because it is to every of the a hundred billion smooth people who've ever drawn breath. however it is additionally our collective tale, simply because in each of our genomes we each one hold the heritage of our species - births, deaths, disorder, struggle, famine, migration and many intercourse.

because scientists first learn the human genome in 2001 it's been topic to all types of claims, counterclaims and myths. in truth, as Adam Rutherford explains, our genomes might be learn now not as guide manuals, yet as epic poems. DNA determines a ways below we have now been ended in think approximately us as participants, yet tremendously extra approximately us as a species.

during this beautiful trip throughout the increasing panorama of genetics, Adam Rutherford finds what our genes now let us know approximately heritage, and what heritage 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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