Friday, October 21, 2005

The ultimate search for ancestors

Posted by kuri, ping, the pinglet, & mini-ping on 10/21/2005
The National Geographic Genographic project is the ultimate in the search for your ancestors. This research project is being done to understand where people came from and how we all got to where we are now, as well as why we appear in the rainbow of colors we are.

It goes on to say that new DNA studies show that we are all related and decended from an African ancestor who lived only 600,000 years ago. Wild.

The migration of people from Africa to different parts of the world and the changes in pigment can be followed through DNA testing: Y chromosome testing for men and mitochondrial testing for women.

This study that is being carried out with National Geographic has connections to the general public as well. You can submit your DNA for testing to increase their pool of information and also see just the migratory path of your branch of the family. Then when we look to other cultures, you don't see "Them", you see a relative, a family member (albiet in the very distant past).

And I thought I was doing good finding relatives from the early 20th century in Greece!

2 of you feeling verklempt. Tawlk amongst yourselves:

Mom said...

How interesting is this! Are you thinking of participating?

kuri & ping said...

Not only thinking...it's already in the works!

 

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