Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dr. Spencer Well to Present at the Garde Arts Center in New London, CT

Dr. Spencer Wells, director of National Geographic’s Genographic Project, is presenting at the Garde Arts Center in New London on Friday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the “Faces of Our Planet” series. Dr. Wells’ pioneering research in genetics and human diversity is sure to interest you and Yale University Genetics students. The student rate is only $10 and more details can be found on the event website (click on the above light blue link to be redirected).

The Genographic Project uses DNA from participants around the world to document and create the first-ever map of human migration, showing how humans came to populate the planet after leaving Africa some 60,000 years ago. The project demonstrates that -- in all of our diversity -- our shared DNA makes us truly connected.

Dr. Wells has been a guest on The Daily Show and TODAY, and has also been a presenter at a renowned TED Conference.