11 March 2010

The Genographic Project update

A recent article www.cornellsun.com/node/41410 gives figures on the number of samples collected in the Geneographic project < https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/index.html >.

"Wells recently completed the first stage of the Genographic Project, collecting about 52,000 DNA samples from indigenous people across the world. “Of course it is not exactly how I imagined it would be,” Wells said. He cited the 350,000 members of the public that purchased kits online as one of the project’s greatest successes."

If all who purchased a kit returned it that would make a total sample size of over 400,000!

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