People all belong to the same larger human family, writes National Geographic. In a Q&A with geneticist Adam Rutherford about his new book, it asks him about how paleogenetics is changing what's known about human history and how genetics views race. Rutherford's book is called A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived.

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