Natl Geographic DNA study
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The National Geographic Society and IBM today launched a groundbreaking
research initiative that will trace the migratory history of the human
It's the largest global research project in the National Geographic
The privately funded "Genographic Project" is an effort to collect gene
samples from 100,000 people worldwide that may reveal patterns in their
Population geneticists in the USA, Brazil, France, Lebanon, South Africa,
Kingdom, Russia, India, China and Australia will take part.
Participants will get a map of their family's history with blue dots
where their ancestors moved over time. As more information is gathered,
personal history will become more vivid and detailed.
This is not a genealogy test and you won't learn about your great
grandparents. You will learn, however, of your deep ancestry, the ancient
journeys and physical travels of your distant relatives. To be
are not conventional genealogy. Your results will not provide names for
personal family tree or tell you where your great grandparents lived.
Rather, they will indicate the maternal or paternal genetic markers your
ancestors passed on to you and the story that goes with those markers.
To find out how you can participate, go to