The Human Journey: A Genetic Odyssey


WHEN October 16, 2017
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center Part of "Evolution Across Disciplines" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Anthropologist, geneticist, author, and entrepreneur Spencer Wells discusses his work using genetics to track human movement patterns around the world. A new and rapidly-growing industry, consumer genomics gives people the opportunity to learn not only about the origin of their ancestors, but also about the traits they have inherited from them, using DNA data. Through a whirlwind tour of the past 60,000 years of human history, Wells speculates about where current demographic trends might be in the future and discusses how consumer DNA tests can be used to better understand the human population.

  • Spencer Wells, Geneticist; Anthropologist; CEO, Insitome Inc.; Adjunct Professor, University of Texas, Individuals
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, Abu Dhabi Institute

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