The Genographic Project

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The Genographic Project began in April of 2005 and headed by Dr. Spencer Wells, a distinguished population geneticist. The Genographic Project is seeking to chart new knowledge about the migratory history of the human species by using sophisticated laboratory and computer analysis of DNA contributed by hundreds of thousands of people from around the world (National Geographic, 2005). The Genographic Project will provide a map of the migratory patterns of the human species by studying the genetic signatures of early humans’ migrations by creating an open source research database of DNA samples. According to Lei, “The Genographic Project is billed as the world’s largest collection of DNA samples.” (Lei, 2005). One could say that this... View More »

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” ("About the Project" National Geographic, 2005).
The Genographic Project’s goals are to better understand both human migration and human diversity. The Genographic Project mission is to help people understand their history by enabling them to become familiar with their ancestors migratory patterns. The Genographic Project studies the human journey by answering the questions “How are we all related?” and “How did we arrive at where we live today?” ("About the Project" National Geographic, 2005). Thus, The Genographic Project’s main goal is to collect DNA samples from over 100,000 people worldwide to help piece together a picture of how the Earth was colonized (Rincon, BBC News, 2005).
The process of The Genographic Project starts out by collecting DNA samples which is voluntarily contributed by hundreds of thousands of people from around the world. ("About the Project" National Geographic, 2005). These samples will be analyzed by sophisticated computers and laboratory equipment. After the DNA analysis has been done, the participants may choose to add their results to the Genographic database. Over the course of the five-year project, people who have participated can go back repeatedly to the Genographic Project Web site to see if more genetic information has been added. They will be able to see how the chart of their own ancient history may have become more complete, how they may share common lineages with their own neighbors, and to what branch of humanity’s family tree they belong. (Pressroom, National Geographic, 2005).
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