Scientists Used Modern DNA to Reconstruct Part of a 19th-Century Man’s Genome
“Have you ever wondered about one of your relatives from long ago? Maybe he was famous or you want to know where your family’s blue eyes came from or you’re just plain curious.
Until recently, you pretty much had to rely on family stories that were passed down through the generations to learn about your ancestors. But that is now set to change. With a little luck, a whole lot of science and genealogy, you may be able to use passed down DNA instead of stories to learn a bit about that great-great-great-grandfather.”
Learn more from Dr. +Barry Starr
from +The Tech Museum of Innovation
how scientists are piecing back together the DNA of individuals from the past at KQED Science.