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Adam Rutherford: The Story Of Our DNA

Dr Adam Rutherford is a science writer, broadcaster and the author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, his talents extending from being an editor of the prestigious journal Nature to acting as a scientific advisor to the films World War Z and Ex Machina. In the following article, he takes us on a brief journey through the history of human genetics, taking in our species' fascinating pre-history,  the erroneous uses of genetics to justify racism, and along the way provides a glimpse of the many shades of ambiguity in the human genome.