15:15 - 16:00

DNA is not a blueprint, but a log book, and epic sprawling saga that contains the history of humankind. With our newfound ability to read our genomes, and extract DNA from the bones of the long dead, we're just beginning to rebuild the story of humankind. The past may be a foreign country, but the maps are inside us all.

Dr Adam Rutherford

Dr Adam Rutherford is a geneticist, science writer and broadcaster. His book ‘A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in our Genes’ reveals what our genes now tell us about history, and what history tells us about our genes. In his talk for AncestryDNA Adam Rutherford will bring this fascinating topic to life and uncover the story of our DNA.