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Spencer Wells

Building the Family Tree of Humankind

Daniela Quaglia | Posted 02.09.2016 | Science
Daniela Quaglia

I am confident that each of you has been asking himself, at least once, questions on his genetic roots. Why do I look the way I do? Where did my gene pool originate? If you have, then you will be interested in the story I am about to tell you.

DNA: What Have You Done for Me Lately?

Spencer Wells | Posted 04.25.2013 | Science
Spencer Wells

As I celebrate my birthday, I'm cognizant of a friend who is being celebrated for turning 60 this year. She's been in my life since before I was born, and she will be around long after I've faded into distant memory. I'm talking, of course, about deoxyribonucleic acid -- DNA.

Jon Stewart Author Interview: Spencer Wells On The Costs Of Civilization (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Geneticist Spencer Wells spoke to Jon Stewart last night about his new book, "Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization." He explained that,...