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User Review  - Oreillynsf - LibraryThing

A great layperson's view of the incredible genome project undertaken by Nat Geo and an incredibly talented group of scientists. I've seen Spencer Wells in person, and i think the only thing he does ... Read full review

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Deep Ancestry is the story of us. Or the story of how scientists are figuring out the story of us.
Meant to be an introduction to the National Geographic's Genographic Project, Deep Ancestry
provides a summary of the complicated genetic discoveries being made by researchers every day.
Author Spencer Wells uses real life people's stories to introduce concepts like haplogroups and population genetics in order to break up the technobabble that cannot really be avoided without entirely dumbing down the ideas he's trying to convey.
A good chunk of the end of the book is a detailed appendix with entries describing each haplogroup (Y chromosome and mtDNA), including all the various markers that point the way to the groups earliest common ancestor. This section seems best suited to those who have purchased a DNA testing kit and want to research their test results.
 

Review: Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project

User Review  - Mrs N - Goodreads

Very readable introduction to the Genographic Project, which is pursuing many interesting avenues of research. The scientists involved are using genetics to study human migrations, clarify linguistic development, and increase understanding of early hominids. Read full review

Review: Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

Fascinating. Next I'll have to read DNA USA. Read full review

Review: Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project

User Review  - Rob & Liz - Goodreads

It will be interesting to see what this research reveals about our ancestors from the distant past. Read full review

Review: Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project

User Review  - Sheri Fresonke Harper - Goodreads

Everything you want to know about the Genographic Project and what it tells about human movements between continents over the ages. Read my review at: http://voices.yahoo.com/a-review-deep... Read full review

Review: Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project

User Review  - Abby Turner - Goodreads

very interesting. My children are participating in the genographic Project. Read full review

Review: Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project

User Review  - Belinda Ireland - Goodreads

Interesting book. I've submitted my DNA so Im looking forward to seeing where my family fit into the scheme of things. This book goes a long way to explaining the research and the intentions of this project. Read full review

Review: Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project

User Review  - Ai-Ling Louie - Goodreads

My brother got our Y chromosone information, and I'm getting our X. I love this stuff! This interdisciplinary stuff leads to real discoveries. Read full review

Review: Deep Ancestry: Inside The Genographic Project

User Review  - Jeff Minar - Goodreads

Very informative read on the spread of human genes around the world through the ages. Read full review


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