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.
Wondrium Pilots: Identity in the Age of Ancestral DNA
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.
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.