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Wondrium Pilots: Identity in the Age of Ancestral DNA

If you've considered one of those DNA kits, here's a spoiler alert: Regardless of race or background every human on Earth is 99.9% the same. Join us for an eye-opening journey into … you.
Wondrium Pilots: Identity in the Age of Ancestral DNA is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 40.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating This would make a great pilot. I had a few surprises in my own DNA test that I was very happy with, and a little surprised about. Would really like to see a full course with this wonderful presenter!
Date published: 2021-08-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lukewarm I'm encouraged by the subject matter brought up in the pilot, especially with relation to ones relationship between genetic legacy and cultural identity. However, the presenter's use of "trendy" terms such as Latinx make me a bit leery as to how these subject will be handled in longer form. Less than ~3% of Latino's identify as such, which can indicate future discussions on groups will come from a similar narrow cultural perspective.
Date published: 2021-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Potential to be a fascinating full-length course! I certainly hope that you develop this into a full-length course. I'd like to see more on genetics, and perhaps also genealogy.
Date published: 2021-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well done. We are all brothers and sisters and children of God.
Date published: 2021-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Identity Ancestral DNA This is a must-watch for anyone who is interested in genealogy through the use of DNA. I hope the Great Courses continue publishing information on the how-to's of tracing one's ancestors through this marvelous technology.
Date published: 2020-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Presenter and Interesting Material Dr. Foeman was an excellent presenter. She presented the material in such an engaging manner that led me to want more when the lecture ended. I learned some insights into ancestry and identity that I had not encountered before.
Date published: 2020-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Start. This is a nice Pilot. I enjoyed the instructor's style and approach. I'm definitely interested in seeing more. Will it be made into a full course?
Date published: 2020-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fascinating! Very well done. Great organization. Flowed smoothly from one area to another. Very interesting - would like to learn more. Good at the 10,000 foot level. Would be great as a full course. Dr. Foeman presents information at a very good level - not too pedantic and not overly complex.
Date published: 2020-10-01
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Overview

Get an in-depth look at how ancestry DNA kits have been used to change our perspective of lineage, human migration, and ancestry. If you've considered one of those DNA kits, here's a spoiler alert: Regardless of race or background every human on Earth is 99.9% the same. Join us for an eye-opening journey into … you.

About

Anita Foeman
Anita Foeman

There’s nothing more intriguing than unlocking the mysteries of our history, heritage, and lineage and learning who we are and what we’re made of.

INSTITUTION

West Chester University

Anita Foeman is a Professor of Communication and Media at West Chester University. She received her PhD in Communication Studies from Temple University.

Anita’s scholarly work explores diversity in different facets of society, and she has 30 years of experience in diversity and leadership consulting for educational, government, and private agencies. Her research examines identity based on new ancestry DNA data, with findings and advice gathered in a book cowritten with Bessie Lee Lawton titled Who Am I? Identity in the Age of Consumer DNA Testing. She has also been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Here & Now on NPR, BBC Newshour, National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Explorer, and NOVA

https://www.wcupa.edu/DNADiscussion/

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Identity in the Age of Ancestral DNA
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Identity in the Age of Ancestral DNA

01: Identity in the Age of Ancestral DNA

Twenty years ago, the first draft of the full human genome map was completed, and consumer-based ancestry DNA kits started to get popular. Join Professor Anita Foeman to look at how—and if—these kits work, what the results mean, and the ways people have changed how they think about lineage, race, and ancestry.

29 min