Adam Rutherford

Adam Rutherford

Darwin Day Lecture 2018: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

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Mon 12 February 2018

Adam Rutherford

Darwin Day Lecture 2018: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

Adam Rutherford
Mon 12 February 2018,

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Since scientists first read the human genome in 2001 it has been subject to all sorts of claims, counterclaims and myths. In fact, Adam Rutherford explains, our genomes should be read not as instruction manuals, but as epic poems. DNA determines far less than we have been led to believe about us as individuals, but vastly more about us as a species.

He reveals what our genes now tell us about history and what history tells us about our genes. He discusses the spread of modern humans and explores who we are and how we came to be. Who were our ancestors and what does that mean for the future of the species?

Image credit Stefan Jakubowski

 

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