Joanna Mountain’s fascination with genetics took off while teaching in Kenya. She later embarked on a research project that helped map the migration routes of our ancestors who lived on the African continent tens of thousands of years ago.
Professor Gates on the joy that comes with reuniting with your “virtual family”—people in your family tree you never met but whose experiences (and DNA) have had a profound impact on who you are.
Through census records or conversations with relatives we can recover some of our family histories. But where memories and traditional paper records fail, we now have a new genealogical tool – our own DNA.