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Internet and Genetics Are Changing the Way We Construct Family Trees

In this modern, digital age, genetic testing, DNA and internet formed partnerships that are revolutionising the way we can create our family trees. We are no longer limited to the data from our country or relatives’ testimonials. Today, you can upload your family tree to the sites like Geni or WikiTree that could connect you to thousands and millions of other people. All of us have famous people and historical figures in our family tree. Who are you connected to?

“You don’t know me but I’m your 12th cousin. I have a family tree with 80 thousand people on it, including you, Carl Marx and several European aristocrats.”

Splice Summer series brings you a shot of laughter that also opens debates on the scientific value of family trees, disease inheritance studies, migrations and interconnectedness of the human race.

 

By Tea Pavlek, MSc, BioSistemika LLC





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