Genes, Race, and Human History

Fewer ideas have been more toxic than the idea of the biological reality of race, and with it the idea that humans of different races are biologically different from one another. New York Times science reporter Nicholas Wade draws on new evidence from the mapping of the genome to give an explosive new account of the genetic basis of race and its role in the human story. In A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human HistoryWade draws on the work of scientists who have made crucial breakthroughs in understanding recent human evolution.