Books et al.Human Heredity

Our inheritance

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Science  25 May 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6391, pp. 863
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat3786

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With hundreds of ancient human genome sequences at our fingertips and millions of contemporary samples provided by customers of consumer genetics companies, now—more than ever before—we are able to discover, decipher, and interpret mixing, migration events, and genetic variants in human populations. Into this zeitgeist enters Carl Zimmer's most enjoyable new book, She Has Her Mother's Laugh, with a sweeping overview of the history of our understanding of heredity.