The Lost Tribes of Humanity

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Presenter Alice Roberts Category Science Year 2016 Watch time 00:59:00


In “The Lost Tribes of Humanity” Dr. Alice Roberts looks into the origins of humanity using latest advances in genetics technology. Traditionally all research on the history of ancient humans has been done with paleo-anthropology which is based on the study of fossils, however with more powerful computers gettings into the hands of researchers the quest for knowledge has now turned to advanced genome sequencing techniques


Sequencing human DNA can reveal amazing information about our ancestors who lived as far back as 50,000 years ago. Even details about how people met and interacted is now known allowing us to extend the human family tree back further than ever.



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