Genetic Mapping - Next Wednesday

Genetic Mapping - Next Wednesday

31st July 2013

The Longest Journey: From Africa to Aotearoa – Genetic Mapping

Greetings Folks,

We have the privilege of having Lisa Matisoo-Smith, who is a Professor of Biological Anthropology at the University of Otago, coming to talk to our Lebanese Community on Wednesday 7th August at the upstairs function room at The Kensington (situated at the edge of the Oval in Dunedin) from 7pm.

Lisa is currently conducting research tracing the history of the human settlement of New Zealand by using specific genetic markers of ancestry.

Aim of the project:

National Geographic is collecting genetic data from over 100,000 individuals around the world to study deep ancestry. All individuals hold unique markers of their family history in their DNA. These markers can be traced back through time and across the globe to eventually allow us to draw the family tree of all humans.

Lisa has kindly offered to profile the Lebanese community in Dunedin. She will explain how that process works at the above talk. In short, the process they use will enable individuals/families to trace what countries our ancestors came from as far back as ten thousand years. This is an opportunity not to be missed.
Please register early to assist with the organising of this event.

For more information regarding the background of this study, please email Victoria:

To register to come to this talk and to be tested for a genetic map, please contact Victoria by Monday 5th August. This is free of charge, however we need to know numbers. Thank you.