Tracing human origins with the Genographic Project
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Spencer Wells, director of the Genographic Project, and Ajay Royyuru, IBM Research lead for the project, talk about this globe-spanning effort to collect DNA samples representing a worldwide range of diversity. They talk about the project mission, how the work is being done, and what they are already learning. They address some criticisms of the project, talk about the computing systems in use, and detail how to contribute to the study.
National Geographic Society Genographic Project
IBM Genographic Project
IBM Computational Biology and Medical Informatics