Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes

¿Qué podemos aprender de los genomas de nuestros parientes evolutivos más cercanos? "El hombre de Neandertal" cuenta la historia de la misión del genetista Svante Pääbo de contestar esta pregunta, y narra sus esfuerzos por definir genéticamente lo que nos distingue de nuestros primos neandertales. Empezando con el estudio del DNA de momias egipcias, a principios de los años 80, y culminando con la secuenciación del genoma neandertal, en 2010, "El hombre de Neandertal" describe los acontecimientos, intrigas, fracasos y triunfos de estos años científicamente tan ricos a través de la lente del pionero e inventor del campo del DNA antiguo.

Title:Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780465020836
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    Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes Reviews

  • Lois Bujold

    Good science writing by the actual scientist, always a plus. Part autobiography, part earnest attempts to guide the reader accurately through all the complex steps by which such genetic work is actual...

  • HBalikov

    I have a friend who is a science professor and we attend a book group together. A few years back he suggested the book Spillover by David Quammen and I found that its impact on me was tremendous. I ap...

  • Jean

    I found this most interesting and fun book to read. It is written in the first person just as if Svanto Paabo was sitting beside the reader telling the story of how he mapped the genome. Some technica...

  • Elyse

    Ever since I had my DNA analyzed by 23andMe and they told me I am 2.6 percent Neanderthal I've wondered how that is possible. This book explains the complexities. It is written by the leader of the pr...

  • Steve

    Overall, this book did not completely live up to my expectations. While it was a fairly interesting premise, the author veered off track too often for me.Author's Premise: Are we related to Neandertha...

  • Elizabeth Theiss

    Svante Paabo, perhaps the most eminent paleo-geneticist in the world, has written a science blockbuster recounting the trail of his sequencing of the Neanderthal and Denisovans genomes. Not only has h...

  • Mary Mimouna

    A hard-to-put-down true-life science detective story about decoding the Neanderthal genome. Later chapters include Denisovans. Book ends in updated Postscript telling of the latest research on the Fox...

  • Mag

    What a fascinating ride! From working on the genome itself, through the way research institutions work to the personality of Paabo himself. The book is written very much in the same convention as The ...

  • Alison

    This will be one of my top reads of 2014. This disarmingly frank tale of Paabo's thirty years at the cutting edge of historic DNA sequencing work as a tale of scientific pioneering, giving rare insigh...

  • Nikki

    This book is less about Neanderthals themselves and more about the biological and technical details of extracting their long-extinct genomes from the preserved bones weā€™ve found, and also about Svan...