Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

Svante Pääbo

ONE OF AMAZON'S most sensible a hundred BOOKS OF 2014

Neanderthal Man tells the tale of geneticist Svante Pääbo’s challenge to respond to this question: what do we research from the genomes of our closest evolutionary family? starting with the learn of DNA in Egyptian mummies within the early Eighties and culminating within the sequencing of the Neanderthal genome in 2010, Neanderthal Man describes the occasions, intrigues, disasters, and triumphs of those scientifically wealthy years in the course of the lens of the pioneer and inventor of the sphere of old DNA. We research that Neanderthal genes provide a different window into the lives of our hominid family and should carry the foremost to unlocking the secret of why people survived whereas Neanderthals went extinct. Pääbo’s findings haven't basically redrawn our genealogy, yet recast the basics of human history—the organic beginnings of absolutely glossy Homo sapiens, the direct ancestors of everybody alive today.

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