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DNA USA : A Genetic Portrait of America: Sykes, Bryan DNA USA : A Genetic Portrait of America: Sykes, Bryan

DNA USA : A Genetic Portrait of America

Sykes, Bryan

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ISBN 10: 0871404125 / ISBN 13: 9780871404121
Published by Liveright Publishing Corp, 2012
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An unprecedented look into America's genetic mosaic and how we perceive race from the best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve. A historical genetic tour with genealogists, geneticists, anthropologists. Small crease top left corner, looks new otherwise. First printing signed by the author on the title page. Size: 6½" - 9½". Bookseller Inventory # 272825

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Title: DNA USA : A Genetic Portrait of America

Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corp

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

Book Type: book

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Crisscrossing the continent, a renowned geneticist provides a groundbreaking examination of America through its DNA.

The best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve now turns his sights on the United States, one of the most genetically variegated countries in the world. From the blue-blooded pockets of old-WASP New England to the vast tribal lands of the Navajo, Bryan Sykes takes us on a historical genetic tour, interviewing genealogists, geneticists, anthropologists, and everyday Americans with compelling ancestral stories. His findings suggest:

     · Of Americans whose ancestors came as slaves, virtually all have some European DNA.
     · Racial intermixing appears least common among descendants of early New England colonists.
     · There is clear evidence of Jewish genes among descendants of southwestern Spanish Catholics.
     · Among white Americans, evidence of African DNA is most common in the South.
     · European genes appeared among Native Americans as early as ten thousand years ago.

An unprecedented look into America's genetic mosaic and how we perceive race, DNA USA challenges the very notion of what we think it means to be American. 8 pages of color illustrations; 8 pages of black-and-white illustrations

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Bryan Sykes, professor of human genetics at Oxford University, pioneered the use of DNA in exploring the human past. He is also the founder and chairman of Oxford Ancestors (oxfordancestors.com), which helps individuals explore their genetic roots using DNA. He is the author of Saxons, Vikings, and Celts; The Seven Daughters of Eve, a New York Times bestseller; and Adam’s Curse.

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