A PooterGeeker wrote to ask how she could take part in the Genographic Project. The answer is here, though some of us “in the business” might get a little bit sniffy at the idea of a human sample group that is not only partly self-selecting, but includes people who’ve paid to be experimental subjects. Of course, in return for your money you are promised anonymized information about your genetic origins. The editor of a related scientific journal asked me, “How many thousands of certificates do you think they already have printed up saying, ‘Your ancestors came from Africa’?”
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I am quite excited about this.Don’t ask me why though.
I think it’s a worthy cause.
I am, indeed, quite scared of finding out what/who my relations were. Seeing that I am of American origin, I could be related to many strange individuals, although I cannot wait to find out.
As my Dutch friend Valerie always says, American’s are just big cocktails of ancestry.