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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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