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The Resource Who we are and how we got here : the ancient DNA revolution and the new science of the human past, David Reich

Who we are and how we got here : the ancient DNA revolution and the new science of the human past, David Reich

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Who we are and how we got here : the ancient DNA revolution and the new science of the human past
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Who we are and how we got here
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the ancient DNA revolution and the new science of the human past
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David Reich
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eng
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"A groundbreaking book about how technological advances in genomics and the extraction of ancient DNA have profoundly changed our understanding of human prehistory while resolving many long-standing controversies. Massive technological innovations now allow scientists to extract and analyze ancient DNA as never before, and it has become clear--in part from David Reich's own contributions to the field--that genomics is as important a means of understanding the human past as archeology, linguistics, and the written word. Now, in The New Science of the Human Past, Reich describes with unprecedented clarity just how the human genome provides not only all the information that a fertilized human egg needs to develop but also contains within it the history of our species. He delineates how the Genomic Revolution and ancient DNA are transforming our understanding of our own lineage as modern humans; how genomics deconstructs the idea that there are no biologically meaningful differences among human populations (though without adherence to pernicious racist hierarchies); and how DNA studies reveal the deep history of human inequality--among different populations, between the sexes, and among individuals within a population"--
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A Harvard Medical School geneticist and pioneer in the study of ancient DNA examines how technological advances in genomics are profoundly changing today's understandings of human prehistory while resolving many long-standing controversies about racial and sexual inequality
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10622632
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Reich, David
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572.8/6
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Human genetics
  • Genomics
  • DNA
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Human population genetics
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • DNA
  • Genomics
  • Human genetics
  • Human population genetics
  • Prehistoric peoples
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adult
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the ancient DNA revolution and the new science of the human past
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Who we are and how we got here : the ancient DNA revolution and the new science of the human past, David Reich
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn992952862
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First edition.
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1 volume.
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9781101870327
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2017038165
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(OCoLC)992952862
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Who we are and how we got here : the ancient DNA revolution and the new science of the human past, David Reich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn992952862
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781101870327
Lccn
2017038165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)992952862

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