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Adam's Curse: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Destiny, Bryan Sykes


1 Adam's Curse: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Destiny
Bryan Sykes
320 pages, 6 illustrations, paperback / softcover, W.W. Norton & Co.
The inside story of the Y chromosome's fatal flaw, as told by one of the world's leading geneticists.
By the nationally best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve, Adam's Curse investigates the ultimate evolutionary crisis: a man-free future. How is it possible that the Y chromosome, which separated the sexes and allowed humans to rise to the apex of the animal kingdom, also threatens to destroy sexual reproduction altogether? Bryan Sykes confronts recent advances in evolutionary theory to find the answers to the questions that inexorably follow: Is there a genetic cause for men's greed, aggression, and promiscuity? Could a male homosexual gene possibly exist? A must read for anyone interested in popular science, family genealogy, and today's infertility crisis, Adam's Curse provokes a shocking debate on the nature of sexual reproduction.
Also Available:
The Seven Daughters of Eve
Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland

About Author
Bryan Sykes is professor of genetics at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University and the author of the national bestseller The Seven Daughters of Eve. He lives in England.
326802 
Price: 15.95 USD

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


2 The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry
Bryan Sykes
320 pages, 6 x 8, paperback, W. W. Norton
The national bestseller that reveals how we are descended from seven prehistoric women.
One of the most dramatic stories of genetic discovery since James Watson's The Double Helix, The Seven Daughters of Eve reveals the remarkable story behind a groundbreaking scientific discovery. After being summoned in 1997 to an archaeological site to examine the remains of a five-thousand-year-old man, Bryan Sykes ultimately was able to prove not only that the man was a European but also that he has living relatives in England today. In this lucid, absorbing account, Sykes reveals how the identification of a particular strand of DNA that passes unbroken through the maternal line allows scientists to trace our genetic makeup all the way back to prehistoric times, to seven primeval women, the Seven Daughters of Eve.

About Author
Bryan Sykes is professor of genetics at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University and was the editor of The Human Inheritance: Genes, Language, and Evolution.
You can have your own genetic lineage traced by contacting Oxford Ancestors.

Reviews
"Sykes has solved some of the hottest debates about human origins."—Publishers Weekly

"Sykes recounts his tale of discovery with the drama it warrants...gripping."—New York Times Book Review

"Sykes has become a superstar in the red-hot field of genetics."—Salon.com)
323145 
Price: 16.95 USD

 


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