Jane B (knally) wrote,
Jane B
knally

Genographic Project

I've just seen someone's post about the National Geographic's Genographic Project and it reminded me that several years ago I took part in this. IBM was providing support for the project which meant we could get the kit for a cheaper price than on the website.

So I took the cheek swab and sent if off, and found our maternal family is part of Haplogroup H, which is basically your bog-standard European. All our ancestors hung out around the Mediterranean during the last Ice Age and then spread back up when the temperatures rose. Since I'm female they can only test the maternal DNA, and I'd need a male relative tested to be able to find out if the paternal side is any different. I wonder if they're still doing the cheap kits ...
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