genographic

Geno 2.0

It’s here! My testing kit for National Geographic’s Genographic Project. It’s like my birthday and Winter Solstice all bundled together. In the original Genographic Project, participants submitted a cheek swab and received in return information about their deep ancestry going back about 60,000 years. All participants could receive information about their maternal lineage through mitochondrial DNA (mDNA). mDNA is passed intact from mother to child. Mutations in the mDNA tell you where your ancestors originated, and trace their journey out of Africa to their eventual destination, where...

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