The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry
The national bestseller that reveals how we are descended from seven prehistoric women.In 1994 Bryan Sykes was called in as an expert to examine the frozen remains of a man trapped in glacial ice in northern Italy for over 5000 years—the Ice Man. Sykes succeeded in extracting DNA from the Ice Man, but even more important, writes Science News?, was his "ability to directly link that DNA to Europeans living today." In this groundbreaking book, Sykes reveals how the identification of a particular strand of DNA that passes unbroken through the maternal line allows scientists to trace our genetic makeup all the way back to prehistoric times—to seven primeval women, the "seven daughters of Eve."
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Review: The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic AncestryUser Review - Judith - Goodreads
The first part of the book was interesting, as he reiterated his experience learning to use mitochondrial DNA to trace ancestry. It dragged in the middle as he tried to fabricate the lives of these ... Read full review
Review: The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic AncestryUser Review - Maggie Anton - Goodreads
Like many reviewers I thought the second half was more interesting and engaging than the first, though I pretty much learned most of this info before [and more entertainingly] from Auel's The Clan of ... Read full review