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Huge advances in our ability to sequence ancient DNA have revolutionised what we know about the earliest human populations. David Reich explains the science, and tells the emerging story of our complex and often surprising ancestry - the extraordinary ancient migrations and mixtures of populations that have made us who we are.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Huge advances in our ability to sequence ancient DNA have revolutionised what we know about the earliest human populations. David Reich explains the science, and tells the emerging story of our complex and often surprising ancestry - the extraordinary ancient migrations and mixtures of populations that have made us who we are.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 368
  • Erscheinungstermin: 19. Februar 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 195mm x 126mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 268g
  • ISBN-13: 9780198821267
  • ISBN-10: 0198821263
  • Artikelnr.: 54092195
Autorenporträt
David Reich is a Professor of Genetics at Harvard University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. In 2015 he was highlighted by Nature magazine as one of 10 people who matter in all of science for his role in transforming the field of ancient DNA from niche pursuit to industrial process. In 2017 he was awarded the Dan David Prize in the Archaeological and Natural Sciences for the computational discovery of intermixing between Neanderthals and modern humans.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction
Part I - The Deep History of Our Species
1 How the Genome Explains Who We Are
2 Interbreeding with Neanderthals
3 Ancient DNA Opens the Floodgates
Part II - How We Got to Where We Are Today
4 Humanity's Ghosts
5 The Making of Modern Europe
6 The Collision that Formed India
7 In Search of American Ancestors
8 The Genomic Origins of East Asians
9 Rejoining Africa to the Human Story
Part III -The Disruptive Genome
10 The Genomics of Inequality
11 The Genomics of Race and Identity
12 The Future of Ancient DNA