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Recommended Reading


1. Genetics and the Search For Modern Human Origins

        by John H. Relethford, published 2001, Wiley-Liss Inc, 252 pages

Written by a professor of biological anthropology at State University of New York College at Oneonta.  One of the best books on genetics I have encountered that covers so many of the areas needed to better understand the meanings and conclusions of the International Lindsay Surname DNA Project.

2. Human Evolutionary Genetics, Origins, People & Disease

by Mark A  Jobling, Matthew E. Hurles and Chris Tyler-Smith, published 2004, Garland Publishing, 523 pages

Written by three of the world's top geneticists and used as a text for the "Introduction to Anthropological Genetics" at Stanford University, California.  This text provides a through understanding of the use of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP) in the studies of  population migrations.

3.  DNA for Family Historians

by Alan Savin

ISBN 0-9539171-0-X

First edition 2000, 32 pages, paperback, Language English

This short booklet explores the potential use of DNA for family history research.   Simplified genetic theory and case studies are examined and the usefulness and problems of using DNA as a tool for genealogy are discussed.   It is written at a level to be understood by any layperson.   Alan Savin has been a genealogist since 1986.   He is a member of the Guild of One Name Studies, the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies and several family history societies.   Since 1997 he has carried out joint research with Dr. Mark Thomas of University College, London on Y-chromosome DNA.

This book can be ordered from;

 Alan Savin
Genetic Genealogy Guides
9 Bannard Road Maidenhead
Berkshire, England SL6 4NG

Price (inc. airmail & packaging), UK: 3.99    USA: $6.99 USD

4. The Human Inheritance: Genes, Language, and Evolution

by Bryan Sykes (Editor), Hardcover - December 1999

In the words of Oxford Ancestors, "they have harnessed the power and precision of modern DNA- based genetics in the service of genealogy".   Oxford Ancestors builds on over a decade of research into human populations and their origins carried out by Professor Bryan Sykes, Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Oxford, and his team at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford.

5. The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry

by Bryan Sykes, Hardcover - June 2001; Bantam Press, New York, 306pp

6. Cohen Study

Reported in the scientific journal "Nature",  July 1998

7. Cracking the Genome: Inside the Race to Unlock Human DNA

by Kevin Davies [editor of Nature Genetics],  The Free Press, New York, 2001 ISBN 0-7432-0479-4

8. Population Genetics: A Concise Guide

by John H. Gillespie, Hardcover - January 1999

9. Genome

by Matt Ridley, originally published in Great Britain in 1999.

10. Transducing The Genome

 by Gary Zweiger, copyright 2001

11.  Adam's Curse: a Future Without Men

        by Bryan Sykes, published 2003, Bantam Press, New York, 384pp.

Oxford geneticist and prolific author, Bryan Sykes, provides a  thought provoking look at exploring the history of male humanity and its future.  If you are among the readers who prefer to separate science from sociology, you might want to check this one out from your local library for a quick scan.

12.  The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee, Evolution and Human Life

        by Jared Diamond, published 2002, Vintage, London, 360pp.

Interesting reading but concluding with much conjecture and thus not as scientific as some may require.  Nonetheless you might find it difficult to disagree with some of the merits of the possible outcome of mankind.


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