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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes

10 minutes
Using DNA to discover where we came from and who we are today.

Who are you? Where did your family come from, and who shares your ancestry? Thanks to modern breakthroughs in genetics, we no longer have to rely on dusty old documents to find out. In this Snapshot, you’ll learn what genes tell us about the history of the earliest Homo sapiens, including where they went, who they bred with, and what they ate. You’ll also learn about the role of genetics in bad behavior and disease.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Are interested in genetics or biology
  • Want to know more about human origins
  • Wonder how much your genes control you
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