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The Genographic Project
August 2013
Spain and Ireland Welcome the Genographic Team
Irish Genographic Project Participants
Local community groups in Asturias, Spain and County Mayo, Ireland invited the Genographic Project to their shores to help decipher the genetic makeup of their regions. Each community had the opportunity to attend a public lecture, and 100 people in each region swabbed with Geno 2.0 to trace their own ancient ancestry. The Genographic team also visited local universities and met with government leaders while visiting each region.

Taking the Genetic Temperature of Spain: Watch 100 residents from Asturias, Spain, swab to participate
in the Genographic Project (video in Spanish) View Photos of the Event in Spain

Gathering Irish Genes: 100 local residents gather to test their DNA View Photos of the Event in Ireland

Latest Research The global Genographic Consortium continues to analyze DNA samples and publish new information. Most recently, the Genographic Project's Ancient DNA center at the University of Adelaide, Australia, outlined the dynamic genetic history of Europe in Nature Communications. Learn More
Participate in a Twitter Chat Join us for a Twitter chat with Project Director Dr. Spencer Wells at
12 p.m. ET on Friday, September 13. Spencer will be tweeting from his Twitter account @spwells. Be sure to follow @Genographic too. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Genographic Project, ancient ancestry, and the field of population genetics using the hashtag #NatGeoLive.
Back to School
Teachers who would like to use Genographic kits as part of their curriculum can apply for an educator discount by clicking on this link.
Educators can connect with other classes who use the Genographic Project around the world with GenoThreads. Learn more about the program by here.
Fill Out Your Genographic Profile
One of the ways that you can enhance the experience for yourself and other participants is to add your results to the Genographic database. By telling us a little bit about your family history, Genographic scientists can add the informaion you share about your family history to their ongoing research.
View Your Results and Fill Out Your Profile
Our Ancient Hominid Cousins Individuals with ancient ancestors who migrated out of Africa have a trace of Neanderthal DNA in them, which acts as a living relic of these ancient encounters. Read "Why Am I Neanderthal?"
In the News
BBC World News: A BBC World News reporter swabs with
Geno 2.0 and writes a series of stories about his journey
[for our Spanish readers].
USA Today: DNA detectives seek origins of you.
Fox 5 News: Watch Dr. Spencer Wells answer some fundamental questions about where humans originated and how we came to populate the Earth.
Genographic Grants
The Genographic Project Legacy Fund (GLF) awards more than $20,000 per grant on an annual basis for community-driven projects directly preserving indigenous or traditional cultures. The deadline to apply for a grant is September 15!
The Genographic Project’s Scientific Grants Program awards grants on a rolling basis for projects studying the history of the human species by using innovative anthropological genetic tools.
Share Your Results
Share your results with family and friends on Facebook and Twitter! After signing in, click on the yellow "share" icon on the top right of your results to post to Twitter and Facebook. You can download a PDF infographic of your results, too. View Your Results and Share Now
Top Tweets
We love hearing from you on Twitter and Facebook! Here are some of the top tweets from our followers:

@sncrducr says:
I always thought of myself as mostly of Irish ancestry. My @Genographic results. Have changed everything.

@michaelfaddis says:
Excited to see my ancestors’ migration paths thousands of years ago—am I Neanderthal or Denisovan? @Genographic #fb

@MajaRivic says:
My genealogical identity crisis is over —I finally know who I am ! :) Thank you for the DNA history results @Genographic!
Support the Project
Your tax-deductible donation can help us answer key questions about our shared deep ancestry and humanity's 60,000-year odyssey around the globe. Donate here.
The Great Nature Project
Photographs by Frans Lanting (background image), Eeamon O'Boyle (Irish participants), Image provided by IBM (DNA molecule), David Evans (Spencer in Chad), Becky Hale (neaderthal), Colby Bishop (Fox interview), Shin Daewe (Legacy Fund grantees), Eeamon O'Boyle (participant swab), Shine Daewe (women weaving).

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