The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Bryan Sykes

Narrated By: Michael Page

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: December 2017

Duration: 9 hours 6 minutes

Summary:

One of the most dramatic stories of genetic discovery since James Watson's The Double Helix-a work whose scientific and cultural reverberations will be discussed for years to come. In 1994 Professor Bryan Sykes, a leading world authority on DNA and human evolution, was called in to examine the frozen remains of a man trapped in glacial ice in northern Italy. News of both the Ice Man's discovery and his age, which was put at over five thousand years, fascinated scientists and newspapers throughout the world. But what made Sykes's story particularly revelatory was his successful identification of a genetic descendant of the Ice Man, a woman living in Great Britain today. How was Sykes able to locate a living relative of a man who died thousands of years ago?

In The Seven Daughters of Eve, he gives us a firsthand account of his research into a remarkable gene, which passes undiluted from generation to generation through the maternal line. After plotting thousands of DNA sequences from all over the world, Sykes found that they clustered around a handful of distinct groups. Among Europeans and North American Caucasians, there are, in fact, only seven.

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  • Ashraf A.

    I am only at the beginning of the book but I found it interesting and the way the narrator has this way of reading to make the book more interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Sarah R.

    The narrator ruined this book for me. Sigh

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