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 detailed to you, because it is to every of the a hundred billion sleek people who've ever drawn breath. however it is usually our collective tale, simply because in each one of our genomes we each one hold the heritage of our species - births, deaths, affliction, warfare, famine, migration and many intercourse.

when you consider that scientists first learn the human genome in 2001 it's been topic to every kind of claims, counterclaims and myths. in truth, as Adam Rutherford explains, our genomes can be learn now not as guide manuals, yet as epic poems. DNA determines a long way lower than we now have been ended in think approximately us as participants, yet greatly extra approximately us as a species.

during this pleasing trip in the course of the increasing panorama of genetics, Adam Rutherford unearths 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, it is a demystifying and illuminating new portrait of who we're and the way we got here to be.

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