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Neanderthal man : in search of lost genomes

Author: Svante Pääbo
Publisher: New York, New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"What can we learn from the genes of our closest evolutionary relatives? Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Pääbo's mission to answer that question, beginning with the study of DNA in Egyptian mummies in the early 1980s and culminating in his sequencing of the Neanderthal genome in 2009. From Pääbo, we learn how Neanderthal genes offer a unique window into the lives of our hominin relatives and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Svante Pääbo
ISBN: 0465054951 9780465054954
OCLC Number: 888557075
Description: xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface --
Neanderthal ex machina --
Mummies and molecules --
Amplifying the past --
Dinosaurs in the lab --
Human frustrations --
Croatian connection --
New home --
Multiregional controversies --
Nuclear tests --
Going nuclear --
Starting the Genome Project --
Hard bones --
Devil in the details --
Mapping the genome --
From bones to genome --
Gene flow? --
First Insights --
Gene flow! --
Replacement crowd --
Human essence? --
Publishing the genome --
Very unusual finger --
Neanderthal relative --
Postscript --
Notes --
Index.
Other Titles: In search of lost genomes
Responsibility: Svante Pääbo.

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A preeminent geneticist hunts the Neanderthal genome to answer the biggest question of them all: what does it mean to be human?  Read more...

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"Neanderthal Man opens with this episode [when Paabo and his team first sequenced Neanderthal DNA], and it's a nice touch by Paabo, bringing us straight to the moment when his long, painstaking Read more...

 
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