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Bryan Sykes is professor of genetics at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University & was the editor of "The Human Inheritance: Genes, Language, & Evolution". (Bowker Author Biography)

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It was a little odd reading about the genetic makeup of my country from the perspective of a Brit, but definitely an interesting look at using genetics to investigate genealogy and figuring out where all our bits and pieces come from (though I imagine if I ever do a chromosome painting of my own it'd be rather monocolor...)
 
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Daumari | 11 other reviews | Dec 28, 2023 |
 
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GigiB50 | 13 other reviews | Dec 18, 2023 |
A fascinating read, but I was left feeling a little short-changed. The book is better in its description of the process of collecting and analysing modern British DNA, than it is in linking those samples to earlier peoples of the British Isles. That accurately reflects the scientific reality, but I couldn't help feeling a little short-changed - I think the blurb and the hoopla raised my expectations too far.
 
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mbmackay | 13 other reviews | Nov 1, 2023 |
Intriguing text delving into what it might really mean to be "categorized" as American. Interesting facts and truths about Native Americans and why they, as a group of nations, are against DNA testing of their populations. Also notes how much alike we all are at a genetic level, literally and figuratively - especially African Americans and European Americans - a truth supported by the science showing a rather un-lopsided/equal sharing of DNA across ethnicities whether you believe it or not. In the end, we are all simply humans who should need no man-made categorization of what makes us different or alike. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all just BE?… (more)
 
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