Inside the Genographic Project
By Spencer Wells
(National Geographic Society, Paperback, 9781426201189, 247pp.)
Publication Date: November 20, 2007
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In "Deep Ancestry," scientist and National Geographic explorer Spencer Wells shows how tiny genetic changes add up over time into a fascinating story. Using scores of real-life examples, helpful analogies, and detailed diagrams and illustrations, he explains exactly how each and every individual's DNA contributes another piece to the jigsaw puzzle of human history. The book takes readers inside the Genographic Projectthe landmark study now assembling the world's largest collection of DNA samples and employing the latest in testing technology and computer analysis to examine hundreds of thousand of genetic profiles from all over the globeand invites us all to take part.