Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project
Travel backward through time from today's scattered billions to the handful of early humans who lived in Africa 60,000 years ago and are ancestors to us all.
In Deep Ancestry, scientist and National Geographic explorer Spencer Wells shows how tiny genetic changes add up over time into a fascinating story. Using scores of real-life examples, helpful analogies, and detailed diagrams and illustrations, he explains exactly how each and every individual's DNA contributes another piece to the jigsaw puzzle of human history. The book takes readers inside the Genographic Project—the landmark study now assembling the world's largest collection of DNA samples and employing the latest in testing technology and computer analysis to examine hundreds of thousand of genetic profiles from all over the globe—and invites us all to take part.
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Review: Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic ProjectUser Review - Radiah - Goodreads
Enjoyable read about our origins. I thought the author did a good job explaining the science of the project to layman's terms. I was particularly fascinated with tracing the paths of the various haplogroups and their journeys to the four corners of the world. Read full review
Review: Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic ProjectUser Review - Sharon - Goodreads
I found this book interesting, but I'm giving it a 3 because it seems outdated. This was written when the Genographic Project had samples from 10,000 people. Now they have samples from nearly a ... Read full review
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