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Years after transatlantic slavery, DNA tests give clarity

Clip: 12/31/2016 | 4m 27s

DNA ancestry tests in the last decade have helped some African-Americans reconcile with aspects of their identities that might have been obscured during the transatlantic slave trade. Alondra Nelson chronicles this journey in her book, "The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations and Reconciliation After the Genome." Nelson joins Hari Sreenivasan.

Aired: 12/31/16

Rating: NR

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