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Ancestors in our genome : the new science of human evolution

Author: Eugene E Harris, (Professor)
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 2001, scientists were finally able to determine the full human genome sequence, and with the discovery began a genomic voyage back in time. Since then, we have sequenced the full genomes of a number of mankind's primate relatives at a remarkable rate. The genomes of the common chimpanzee (2005) and bonobo (2012), orangutan (2011), gorilla (2012), and macaque monkey (2007) have already been identified, and the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene E Harris, (Professor)
ISBN: 9780199978038 0199978034
OCLC Number: 874093320
Description: xx, 226 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Looks can be deceiving --
Many trees in the forest : the DNA quest to find our closest ape relative --
The great divorce : how and when did humans and chimpanzees part ways? --
A population crash in the past --
What can the genome tell us about being human? --
The genomic origins of modern humans --
The ongoing evolutionary journey --
Kissing cousins : clues in ancient genomes.
Responsibility: Eugene E. Harris.

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An up-to-date account of the evolution of the human genome amongst the primate group, written from the perspective of population genetics.  Read more...

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