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A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived (in association with the North East Humanists)

Dr Adam Rutherford, geneticist, author and broadcaster

Date/Time: Thursday 19 October 2017, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Sex, death, murder, disease, warfare, migration and famine. Of all historical texts available to us, none is richer than the one we carry inside every cell. Extraordinary progress has been made in our ability to read and understand DNA, in both the living and the (long) dead, unwittingly turning geneticists into historians. Only now are we repainting the picture of the human story, using a new and unique combination of archaeology, history, art and our genomes. DNA is the ultimate saga of how we came to be who we are today.