Read the latest news, announcements, interviews and more about the Genographic Project.
On November 18, 2005, Dr. Spencer Wells, Genographic Project director, spoke to Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Al Roker of NBC's "Today" show about the ambitious five-year program sponsored by National Geographic and IBM to trace man's origins by charting our DNA. See the video and read the accompanying story by Michael Okwu of NBC News.
The Genographic Project news
|Early human populations evolved separately for 100,000 years|
A team of Genographic researchers and their collaborators have published the most extensive survey to date of African mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Analyses of the extensive data presented in this study illustrate that these early human populations were small and isolated from each other for many tens of thousands of years.
|24 Apr 2008|
|Who are you and where did you come from?|
Hundreds of Chicago Public School Students are first in the US to discover their ancient migratory histories through a partnership of IBM and National Geographic’s Genographic Project and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, using DNA to study the hidden story of their genes.
|23 Jan 2007|
|Consumers turn to their own DNA|
For years, Art Thomas sifted through the stories and rumors traded among relatives and he wondered: Exactly where did I come from? Last fall, Thomas, a retired information technology manager in Springfield, Ohio, turned to his body for answers...
|30 Mar 2006|
|Roots of the family tree|
Last fall, an engineer who lives in Kenai received a birthday present in the mail from his daughter, a teacher who lives in California. The gift was a cheek scraper for collecting DNA…
|12 Mar 2006|
|Still evolving, human genes tell new story|
Providing the strongest evidence yet that humans are still evolving, researchers have detected some 700 regions of the human genome where genes appear to have been reshaped by natural selection, a principal force of evolution, within the last 5,000 to 15,000 years…
|07 Mar 2006|
|Where are we from?|
Where exactly do you come from? We're all, effectively, members of an extended family. Anderson Cooper finds his roots and explores the new discoveries on the origin of every person on Earth.
|22 Feb 2006|
|IBM transforms the art of scientific expeditions|
IBM said it has begun deploying new customized data gathering software technologies as part of its contribution to the Genographic Project, a landmark five year study in partnership with the National Geographic Society, to gather and analyze the largest number of human DNA samples to map how the earth was populated.
|17 Aug 2005|