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Tuesday, March 17 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
We're All Related. The (Big) Data Proves It

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The science behind leading personal genetics company, 23andMe, confirms our relatedness. Using big data from their database of 850,000 - the largest DNA ancestry service in the world - customers have the opportunity to discover dozens or even hundreds of people who share DNA and ancestors.
Inspired by his 23andMe experience, New York Times Bestselling author and journalist, AJ Jacobs, is trying to meet ALL his cousins in person by orchestrating the world's biggest and most inclusive family reunion in history. The Global Family Reunion endeavors to prove that all humans are related to encourage greater acceptance and tolerance.
23andMe and AJ will discuss how everyone's related and why it’s important to understand our human connections -- they’ll dive into the data with a dash of humor.

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Katarzyna Bryc

Population Geneticist, 23andMe Inc
Katarzyna ("Kasia") Bryc is a Population Geneticist at 23andMe. Dr. Bryc has developed statistical models that leverage genetic data to learn about ancient human history and migrations, recent population admixture and other forces shaping the human genome. Her prior research illuminated... Read More →

AJ Jacobs

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Joanna Mountain

Sr Dir of Research, 23andMe Inc
Joanna joined 23andMe in 2007 as a senior member of the Research Team. She served on the faculties of the Anthropological Sciences and Genetics Departments at Stanford University. Dr. Mountain’s professional and research interests include the patterns of genetic etiology across... Read More →

Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Salon 5-6 110 E 2nd St

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