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Book Review: A History of Humanity Told Through Genetics

3 years ago   |   By Duke University

A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes, By Adam Rutherford.
Review by Dr. Misha Angrist .
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 white people doing entitled white people things...
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