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Sisterhood Of The Traveling Genes

Current Affairs, TechnologyJesse Walker3 Comments

Nationalgenographic

The Genographic Project is a DNA human history study funded by National Geographic Society, The Wiatt Family Foundation and IBM. Me and my signif other recently got the testing kit in the mail that allows every day people to plug into the findings and discover where their ancestors hail from. Ancestors as in 150,000 years ago - back to 'Mother Africa' ancestors. Geneticist Spencer Wells started the project in 1996 by sampling pure DNA from isolated cultures and tribes around the globe and using them to "chart the ancient human migrations from Africa across the continents." For those of us with Mormon backgrounds, where genealogy is a really big deal, this should definitely take the cake... assuming you believe in science, DNA and that the world is older than 2000 years old.