• Ramesh Hariharan

Other Genomics Books

Updated: Feb 17, 2019

Here are some other genomics books that might be of interest to you.

If you seek an historical account of genetics, from the days of Mendel in the 1800s to recent advances, all in one place, Siddhartha Mukherjee's Gene is the book to read.

Mendel's laws were simple and worked well on certain traits in pea plants. But many other traits and most aspects of human genetics are far more complex. She has her Mother's Laugh explores the complexity of heredity, going even beyond genomic forms of heredity.

And then there has been plenty of work using genomics to delineate the history of modern humans as they wandered out of Africa in the last 200,000 years and spread across the world. India, in particular, has seen waves of immigration, with newer waves mixing with older waves in one era, and the caste system preventing any mixing in another. Who we are and how we got here tells this story of modern human evolution.

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