The story of humanity’s journey can be found within each of us—encoded in our DNA. In 2005, National Geographic and IBM, with support from the Waitt Family Foundation, launched the Genographic Project, which aims to provide the first true ‘snapshot’ picture of how each of us moved out of Africa and around the globe 60,000 years ago.
With over a quarter of a million people already taking part, the project is gathering and analyzing the world’s largest collection of anthropological DNA samples in the hope it will capture this information before modern-day influences erase it forever.
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