Monday, November 9, 2009

Calling San Diego Readers -- Dr. Spencer Wells at Natural History Museum on 11/11

From email via the CGSSD list:

I would like to invite all society members to a special lecture at the San Diego Natural History Museum (1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101; (619) 232-3821) this Wednesday, the 11th, at 6:30 PM. Population geneticist, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Dr. Spencer Wells will be at the San Diego Natural History Museum to discuss his current research leading the Genographic Project – the global, anthropological research study to map humankind’s ancient migratory routes through DNA.

This special lecture coincides with the recent opening of an exhibit on the Genographic Project at the Museum of Man. Genographic aims to provide the first true ‘snapshot’ picture of how each of us moved out of Africa and around the globe 60,000 years ago.

ABOUT THE GENOGRAPHIC PROJECT……… Who are we? And where do we come from? The story of humanity’s journey can be found within each of us—encoded in our DNA. In 2005, National Geographic and IBM, with support from the Waitt Family Foundation, launched the Genographic Project, one of the most ambitious scientific research and public participation initiatives ever undertaken. With over a quarter of a million people already taking part – funding the Legacy Fund which supports indigenous cultural projects - the project is gathering and analyzing the world’s largest collection of anthropological DNA samples in the hope it will capture an invaluable genetic snapshot of humanity before modern-day influences erase it forever. For more information:

This sounds interesting! It's a great opportunity to hear a world renowned expert in the human genetics field

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