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.…

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.