“Fifty-one years ago James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin published a landmark paper on the structure of DNA. Since then, April 25 has been recognized as DNA Day, a day for celebrating all that we know about genetics, including what DNA tells us about our ancient past. Today, Genographic Project scientists are collaborating with populations around the globe to better understand this ancient past, and fill in the missing gaps of what we know about our shared human history.
A recent Genographic Project study—in collaboration with the City University of New York and the American Museum of Natural History—looked at the DNA from 200 New York City students from local colleges and universities. Since the day the students swabbed their cheeks back in February, we have discovered that in their DNA exists a microcosm of the world’s genetic diversity”
Read More: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/24/happy-dna-day-genetic-results-from-new-york-city-students-reveal-microcosm-of-the-world/