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Nat Geo plants Human Family Tree on August 30

On August 30, National Geographic Channel will reveal how we are all interconnected via The Human Family Tree. The special features geneticist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Spencer Wells and the team from Nat Geo and IBM's Genographic Project charting the common ancestry of humankind by studying the DNA of 200 residents from one of the most diverse locations on Earth - Queens, New York. '[Queens] is really a microcosm of the world. You've got people from all over the planet walking around on this one street,' said Wells in a statement. Also, in a masterful stroke of voice-over casting, Kevin Bacon, he of the 'Six Degrees of Separation' game, narrates the program.
July 28, 2009

On August 30, National Geographic Channel will reveal how we are all interconnected via The Human Family Tree. The special features geneticist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Spencer Wells and the team from Nat Geo and IBM’s Genographic Project charting the common ancestry of humankind by studying the DNA of 200 residents from one of the most diverse locations on Earth – Queens, New York. ‘[Queens] is really a microcosm of the world. You’ve got people from all over the planet walking around on this one street,’ said Wells in a statement. Also, in a masterful stroke of voice-over casting, Kevin Bacon, he of the ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ game, narrates the program.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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