Adam Rutherford talks genetics and race in The Observer

5th March 2015

Great piece in The Observer by Adam Rutherford about how genetics renders the idea of race meaningless.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/mar/01/racism-science-human-geno…

Adam’s fourth coming book, Know Thyself is partly about this: each of the sections within it is a story from human history, re-told with the knowledge born of 21st century genomics. For the first time, we have the tools to match up the narratives of our history – the journey out of Africa, the Aryan invasion of India, the dynastic wars of the European renaissance, the colonisation of America - with the stories locked in our DNA.