In Search of Lost GenomeseBook - 2014
A preeminent geneticist hunts the Neanderthal genome to answer the biggest question of them all: what does it mean to be human?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 may hold the key to unlocking.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource : color illustrations