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A history of humanity, told through genetics

Book review of 'A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived'

Misha Angrist | NYT 

A Brief History Of Everyone Who Ever Lived The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes Adam Rutherford The Experiment 416 pages; $25.95 A recent and, even by its own lofty standards, especially hilarious and cringingly tasteless episode of South Park features the passionate and petulant schlimazel, middle-aged dad Randy Marsh, watching TV, when a commercial for a fictional consumer genetics company comes on the screen. “Wouldn’t you like to know the story of you?” the unctuous announcer asks. “What makes you you?” We then see a parade of ...

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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 22:41 IST