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Stephen Colbert Interviews Spencer Wells (Video: The Colbert Report)

Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, interviews Dr. Spencer Wells, Director of the Genographic Project.…

Out of Africa (Vanity Fair)

Somewhere between 80,000 and 50,000 years ago, Africa saved Homo sapiens from extinction. Charting the DNA shared by more than six billion people, a population geneticist—and director of the Genographic Project—suggests……

The Genographic Project Public Participation Mitochondrial DNA Database (Public Library of Sciences—Genetics)

The Genographic Project announces its first publication, a report on human mitochondrial DNA data from the first 18 months of the project, published in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. The paper establishes Genographic as a leading repository for anthropological …

Monterrey, Mexico, Students and Educators Trace Ancient Ancestors in the Classroom

National Geographic and IBM’s Genographic Project supports educators and students in Monterrey, Mexico, in discovering their collective ancient migratory histories.…

Students Trace Ancestry Through DNA (saukvalley.com)

Sixteen-year-old Diamond Howard is learning about world history, anthropology, sociology and biology using a one-of-a-kind tool: her own DNA. By contributing cells scraped from the inside of her cheek to the Genographic Project……

Genographic Project Statement Regarding Cultural Survival (Meeting May 2006)

On May 20, 2006, ethical, indigenous, scientific, and administrative representatives from the Genographic Project participated in a Cultural Survival-hosted meeting in New York with indigenous peoples to listen and answer questions about the aims and proposed practices of the Project.…

Genographic Launches Legacy Fund

The Genographic Project, a nonprofit research partnership of National Geographic and IBM with support from the Waitt Family Foundation, today announced a fund aimed at empowering indigenous communities through the support of cultural conservation, language revitalization, and education initiatives.…

The Silk Road Meets the Genographic Project

In partnership with the Silk Road Project, National Geographic and IBM’s Genographic Project is offering students from Chicago’s Sister Cities International Program the opportunity to explore their personal migratory routes out of Africa over 60,000 years ago, as part of …

The Greatest Journey (National Geographic Magazine)

Everybody loves a good story, and when it’s finished, this will be the greatest one ever told. It begins in Africa with a group of hunter-gatherers, perhaps just a few hundred strong. It ends some 200,000 years later……

Family Tree Project Helps Trace Deep History (Today Show)

The search for our ancestors is a national pastime—the second most popular hobby after gardening. “Now you have an opportunity to confirm whether those old grandmother tales were accurate,” says Bennett Greenspan……