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REVIEW A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived The Stories in Our GenesVered in a far nuanced fashion in Behave The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert SapolskyWhile it was only a small art of the book I found his discussion of color vision as an Ex Vision Scientist Annoying He Completely Misrepresents vision scientist annoying He completely misrepresents color vision works We don t have three color vision whatever that means we do see FOUR ure colors this is not because we have 3 cones classes three colors for instance if we had 4 cone classes we wouldn t see four colors His discussion of tetrachromacy which occurs in about 50% of women is an interesting story which he fails to explain in any real way which is a shame as the genetics is interesting His complete failure to explain color vision makes me wonder *What Other Errors Are In The Book2 Stars The Stories *other errors are in the book2 stars The stories our genes have been all over Angels in Harmony publishing right now and this is one of the best examples of how scientists can make complex subjects interesting relevant and fun Adam Rutherford reads his own work something Iarticularly love as it enables the author to convey the Sketchy Behavior passion and enthusiasm they hold for their subject in a way that no narrator can match And he s funny with it too It s one of those listening experiences where you end up feeling like you ve learnt something but had a good laugh doing it He debunks myths with dedic That should be 3 12 reallyWell hm That was very BritishIn the sense that its assumed core audience was Brit and a lot of the references and examples aimed at them I watch enough PBS and read enough Britlit not to be wholly at sea but I noticed in a way that might be invisible to the intended aud. Tivating journey through the expanding landscape of genetics Adam Rutherford reveals what our genes now tell us about history and what history tells us about our genes From Neanderthals to murder from redheads to race dead kings tolague evolution to epigenetics this is a demystifying and illuminating new ortrait of who we are and how we came to be. National Book Critics Circle Award Longlist for Nonfiction 2017 It has been roughly 15 years since the Human Genome Project determined that humans have about 20000 genes Surprisingly this is less than either the roundworm or even a grain of rice Everyone associated with the Project redicted thousands but they were wrong Rutherford reports on the limits of what genes can tell us about ourselves While they have helped us to understand the causes of some diseases they have helped us to understand the causes of some diseases they have helped us to eradicate or cure themThe science writergeneticist oints out that the modern human genome began in Africa around 300000 years ago and developed web like as ancient hominins coalesced into a single species Further genetic research has shown that race is not identifiable in the genome Indeed gene research has shown that a Namibian And A Nigerian Have Genetic Similarities and a Nigerian have genetic similarities a Swede than they do each other Genetics has shown that eople are different and these differences cluster according to geography and culture but never in a way that aligns with the traditional concepts of human races Rutherford takes issue with the brash marketing claims of some DNA companies that suggest they can identify ancestry lineage down to a specific Native American tribe Such recision is just not ossible And health claims are just as shaky For example the gene marker associated with Alzheimer s does not ensure they will get the disease Nor does the absence of the gene marker rotect themRecommend this gene overview by the Witches of the Deep South popular science writer For every complicatedroblem there is a solution that is simp. This is a story about you It is the history of who you are and how you came to be It is uniue to you as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath But it is also our collective story because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species births deaths disease war famine migration and a lot of sex .
Le direct understandable and wrong HL MenckenAnd Biology is complex I see that it took nearly three months for me to read this My sincere apologies to Adam Rutherford for that length OF TIME MIGHT CONSTITUTE A REFLECTION time might constitute a reflection his ability to engage entertain inform and delight Not so not so I m not sure why this "Stayed On My Currently "on my currently table for uite so long because it is actually utterly fascinating And not daunting at all even to the biologically illiterate moi Mr Rutherford has an excellent techniue of finding relatable analogies to the complexity of genome mapping freuently using letters words sentences as his vehicle to make DNA understandable and cutting down false analogies on the way the ones that only relate one complex incomprehensible concept to another eually unknown uantity I was never confused and there s a articularly useful glossary at the back so that I could go and check yet again what an allele is or an SNP single nucleotide Run for Your Life (Michael Bennett, polymorphism in case you were wondering Popular science That sounds dismissive How about clear coherent science Plus added humour 76th book for 2018I hate it when books don t deliver on their titles I was expecting a brief history of everyone who lived Spoiler Didn t happen Various chapters are devoted to the authors ownet Alice-Miranda at Camp peeves like how genetics is misrepresented in the media A much better book which at least lives up to it s title is Robert David Reich s Who We Are and How We Got Here Ancient DNA and the new science of the humanast Topics about genetics and behavior and the effects of environment on gene expression are co. Ince scientists first read the human genome in 2001 it has been subject to all sorts of claims counterclaims and myths In fact as Adam Rutherford explains our genomes should be read not as instruction manuals but as epic oems DNA determines far less than we have been led to believe about us as individuals but vastly about us as a species In this cap. ,