Founder and Chairman, Oxford Genetics
Bryan Sykes is the founder and chairman of Oxford Genetics, a genealogical DNA testing firm, a professor of human genetics at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow at Wolfson College. Sykes is the author of The Seven Daughters of Eve, Adam’s Curse, The Human Inheritance: Genes, Language, and Evolution, and his latest release DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America. Professor Sykes was the first person to discover the method for recovering DNA from human remains thousands of years old and was the first person to prove that Polynesian peoples originated from Asia as opposed to South America as previously believed. Professor Sykes lives in England.
It’s the collaboration between the DNA from all your ancestors that keeps you alive.
Bryan Sykes on how he became enthralled with nature and natural history.
An orchestral symphony has a lot of instruments, but you tend to concentrate on the soloists.
Our genome sequence does not determine everything that is going to happen to us throughout the rest of our lives.
In Brian Sykes’s 2004 book Adam’s Curse: A Future Without Men, he described how male fertility could be decline to the point where men will no longer be able to reproduce naturally. […]
It’s perhaps too deterministic to say that your genes determine everything you do. It’s more like the deck of cards that you’re dealt at birth. What you do with that […]
Bryan Sykes is the author of DNA USA, which documents his journey across America, Easy Rider style, as he describes it, to record a genetic portrait of the nation.