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African American Lives 2 -- Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
In Search of Our Roots -- Buy the companion book now from ShopPBS
DNA AND GENEALOGY
Over the past decade, population geneticists have made remarkable strides in deciphering the evolution and migration of early human beings, broadening our knowledge of how the first small bands of explorers to leave Africa changed over time to become the populations we've known historically as racial and ethnic groups. Working with DNA, scientists have been able to give us insight into how these groups moved around the world, and in the process they've discovered a way to tell us much about who our ancestors might have been.

In the videos below, geneticists and biologists discuss the science of African-American Lives 2.

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Major corporate funding for African American Lives 2 and its outreach initiatives is provided by The Coca-Cola Company and Johnson & Johnson. Additional corporate funding is provided by Buick.
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