It's Written In Our Genes

Adam Rutherford

27/02/2017 7:00 pm

In A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, Adam Rutherford tells the story of you and how you came to be. In every one of our genomes we carry the history of our species – births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration and a lot of sex – so this is also our collective story.

In a captivating journey through the expanding landscape of genetics, Adam Rutherford subverts many of our preconceptions. He traces where humankind has passed through or put down roots, uncovering the genetic kinship in all our footfalls. Rutherford reveals what our genes can tell us, what they should be able to tell us, and what they can never fully explain. He talks to Rohan Silva, co-founder of Second Home.

Sponsored by Hanna and Robin Klein.

Adam Rutherford

Adam Rutherford is a geneticist, writer and broadcaster, whose work includes the award-winning BBC television series The Cell, Horizon: Playing God andThe Beauty of Anatomy, as well as numerous programmes for BBC Radio 4. An honorary Research Fellow at UCL, Dr Rutherford is also a movie geek and has been scientific adviser on many well-known movies.

Rohan Silva

Rohan Silva, former special advisor to the UK Prime Minister and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Index Ventures, is one of the cofounders of Second Home.