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Heard of Nat. Geo's "The Genographic Project"?

Asked by meagan (4650points) March 24th, 2010

Source : https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/index.html

Apparently you pay about $100 and Nat. Geo sends you a packet with some cotton swabs. You swab the inside of your cheeks and send it back. In return, you should receive information about your Ancestors and where they came from! Isn’t this interesting?

Has anyone done this before? If not, are you interesting in trying it out? I know I am.

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lilikoi's avatar

Sounds like fun! But they will only determine one lineage for the price….and I wonder what the accuracy is?

anartist's avatar

Wow—what a way to build a database!!!!

anartist's avatar

I do not like becoming part of a database more than I already am through my normal activity.

meagan's avatar

@lilikoi Not sure. But it sounds like an outstanding amount of fun.

anartist's avatar

@meagan Link doesn’t work

zophu's avatar

@anartist

I think this sort of data-collection is a good thing. There are not any common practical reasons to keep your genetic code private, are there? There’s much worse to worry about.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

When does this end? I see it began in 2005 and I really want to participate, but I’m not sure if it’s over or not. :(

Seek's avatar

I’ll keep my DNA to myself, thanks.

meagan's avatar

@DrasticDreamer I don’t think it is. You can still buy it :)

DrasticDreamer's avatar

@meagan Awesome! Thanks! :)

meagan's avatar

@DrasticDreamer Sure, if you buy it tell me how it goes! I’m probably going to get it. But it might be a while ;P

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