Eugene E. Harris

  1966 - present

The Chimps are in Our Genes

Our closest living relatives are the bonobos, in the same genus as chimpanzees. Eugene Harris, an anthropologist at City University of New York, takes us through the science of genomics and the techniques we now have to better understand our evolution. His book Ancestors in our Genome, provides a clear understanding of our evolutionary history particularly as it relates to the past 15 million years when the great apes emerged and ancient humans evolved into modern humans. Understanding this history informs our possible pathways to our next evolutionary event.

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