Listen to others’ experiences—and share your own stories, if you like—as you take a look at how genetic screening has changed our view of medicine, our personal histories, and our lives.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. revealed the ancestral backgrounds to Lonnie Bunch of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and Gwen Ifill of Washington Week. After the ancestral reveal, Kojo Nnamdi explored the findings with Bunch and Ifill. A scientific panel followed to discuss ancestral genetic inference testing.
This symposium brought together scholars, scientists, and practitioners from various disciplines who explore the African Diaspora through historical, cultural, and genomic lenses with the purpose of understanding a person’s ancestry and how that impacts individual health and collective identity.