Ted Talk: Building a Family Tree for All Humanity

Spencer Wells

April 24, 2027


“All humans share some common bits of DNA, passed down to us from our African ancestors. Geneticist Spencer Wells talks about how his Genographic Project will use this shared DNA to figure out how we are — in all our diversity — truly connected.”  Introduction to Ted Talk

Wells is the author of “Deep Ancestry: The Landmark DNA Quest to Decipher Our Distant Past,” which was published by National Geographic in 2007.


Ted Talk:  A Family Tree for All Humanity

Note. If you found this video interesting, I recommend reading the book “Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind”  by Yuval Noah Harari.  Peak Editor


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