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DNA Reveals History of Buried Slaves

DNA has helped scientists reconstruct the life histories and ancestry of enslaved individuals. Two men and one woman were dug up in 2010 in the Caribbean island of St. Martin, their skeletons dating back to the 17th century. What they found was that one of the men...

How to Use DNA to Trace African Roots

This is a beautifully written story of Ted Johnson's search for his roots. He writes, "I first visited the African continent a few years ago on a trip to Dakar, Senegal. Though I was there on business, stepping on Africa soil felt intensely personal. In every...