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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes

By Adam Rutherford
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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes by Adam Rutherford

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived (2016) tells the story of humanity through genetics. These blinks explain how humans evolved, the role that genes played – and continue to play – in our development, and the ways in which our genetic past can shine a light on the present.

  • Historians, archaeologists, geneticists and biologists
  • Anyone interested in the history and biology of human life
  • Students fascinated by evolution, genes and DNA

Adam Rutherford is a science writer and broadcaster who earned his doctorate in genetics at University College London. He’s the creator of such award-winning BBC programs as Inside Science, The Cell and Playing God.

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