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George Perry - Harry J. and Elissa M. Sichi Early Career Professor of Anthropology and Associate Professor of Anthropology and Biology, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The History and Geography of Human Genes

Author: L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza

Book Description:

My amazing undergraduate professor David Weaver (Wake Forest University) referred me to this book when I didn't believe him in class that humans have much lower levels of genetic diversity than chimpanzees. In addition to confirming that he was (fascinatingly) correct, this book helped me appreciate the potential power of genetics for learning about who we are and where we came from, leading to my career and a lifetime of study. My passion for teaching has also always been inspired by Dr. Weaver and by multiple other great teachers who helped me learn both directly in class and by encouraging complementary out of classroom experiences.


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