The Genographic Project is collecting DNA samples from 100,000 people in 1,000 targeted populations throughout the world to trace the migratory movements of peoples and their heritage. One guy in Tanzania, a member of the Hadzabe tribe can trace his ancesters back 60,000yrs. Imagine! And I thought people from Perpignan were parochial.
The general public are also invited to submit their DNA samples, but, not being part of specific targetted populations, we have to cough up $99.95 from the National Geographic web site. All proceeds go to participating indigenous populations.
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