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Neanderthal man : in search of lost genomes

by Pääbo, Svante (Author)

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"What can we learn from the genes of our closest evolutionary relatives? Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Paabo'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... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Neanderthal ex machina
  • Mummies and molecules
  • Amplifying the past
  • Dinosaurs in the lab
  • Human frustrations
  • A Croatian connection
  • A new home
  • Multiregional controversies
  • Nuclear tests
  • Going nuclear
  • Starting the genome project
  • Hard bones
  • The devil in the details
  • Mapping the genome
  • From bones to genome
  • Gene flow?
  • First insights
  • Gene flow!
  • The replacement crowd
  • Human essence?
  • Publishing the genome
  • A very unusual finger
  • A Neanderthal relative.
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