Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Using anonymous aggregated data 23andMe look sat the mix of African, European and Native American ancestry in the United States to gather an illuminating genetic portrait of the U.S. that both confirms some of what we know about America’s social history but also other things that are surprising and new.Read More
It’s an irony that as the world’s population has grown exponentially in the last 500 years – from about half a billion to now seven billion – we are actually closer and more connected. Previous theories of connectivity focused on social connections, the so-called six degrees of separation. But DNA now shows that people are linked through a much shorter chain.Read More
Faces of America is a four-part series in which Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uses genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 12 renowned Americans in an...Read More