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The Mapping of Humanity's Family Tree

The Genographic Project is offering a new way to think about civilization and humanity—with concrete scientific evidence that we all share a common ancestor and that we are all related somewhere along humanity’s family tree. Breakthroughs in computational biology and public participation from people across the world are leading the way.

Get involved!

Beyond IBM’s involvement, you too can help contribute by purchasing a Genographic Project Public Participation Kit from National Geographic. Your participation involves a painless swab of the inside of your cheek that you send in to the Genographic Project. Inside the kit you will receive a strictly confidential and anonymous ID so you can log in to the Genographic Project’s website to track progress. In eight weeks, results revealing information about your ancient past will be posted. Proceeds will help preserve indigenous cultures and their vanishing languages and customs.
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