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Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project with Dr. Spencer Wells

Oct 27, 2008 • 7:00 pm ET
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Who are we? And where do we come from?  The story of humanity’s journey can be found within each of us—encoded in our DNA. In 2005, National Geographic and IBM, with support from the Waitt Family Foundation, launched the Genographic Project, one of the most ambitious scientific research and public participation initiatives ever undertaken. Led by population geneticist Dr. Spencer Wells, and with over a quarter of a million people already taking part, this non-profit, anthropological initiative is studying humankind’s ancient family tree to provide the first true ‘snapshot’ picture of how each of us moved out of Africa and around the world 60,000 years ago. Dr. Wells is the author of The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey and Deep Ancestry: Inside The Genographic Project.