Saturday, 21 July 2007

The genes that build America

A well written article in the 15 July issue of The Observer

"From the discovery that presidential hopeful Barack Obama is descended from white slave owners to the realisation that the majority of black Americans have European ancestors, a boom in 'recreational genetics' is forcing America to redefine its roots. Paul Harris pieces together the DNA jigsaw of what it really means to be born in the USA" ... read the full article

2 comments:

Joy said...

Thank you for highlighting this excellent article.

Joy Rich

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid it's not an excellent article. The author merely summarizes stories by other journalists. Since he doesn't attempt to verify the science behind the DNAprint test, he merely propagates misinformation. Read these two blog entries and the comments they contain for more information:

http://www.thegeneticgenealogist.com/2007/07/16/genetic-genealogy-in-the-observer/#comments
http://www.thegeneticgenealogist.com/2007/07/17/autosomal-genetic-testing/#comments