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  • Jo_an Utson
    Please note that your reply will now only go to the original sender The National Geographic Society and IBM today launched a groundbreaking research
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 14 11:27 AM
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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
      species.
      It's the largest global research project in the National Geographic
      Society's
      117-year history.

      The privately funded "Genographic Project" is an effort to collect gene
      samples from 100,000 people worldwide that may reveal patterns in their
      DNA.
      Population geneticists in the USA, Brazil, France, Lebanon, South Africa,
      United
      Kingdom, Russia, India, China and Australia will take part.

      Participants will get a map of their family's history with blue dots
      showing
      where their ancestors moved over time. As more information is gathered,
      each
      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
      genetic
      journeys and physical travels of your distant relatives. To be
      clear�these tests
      are not conventional genealogy. Your results will not provide names for
      your
      personal family tree or tell you where your great grandparents lived.
      Rather, they will indicate the maternal or paternal genetic markers your
      deep
      ancestors passed on to you and the story that goes with those markers.

      To find out how you can participate, go to
      _http://www5.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/participate.html_
      (http://www5.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/participate.html)


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      http://www.family-roots.ca
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