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  • Originally published 01/04/2016

    Roots and genes

    Alondra Nelson

    ‘Roots’ sparked an African-American quest for identity through family history. Does DNA finally provide firm grounds?

  • Originally published 10/13/2014

    Is race genetic?

    Laura Miller

    Advances in genealogy and DNA analysis tell surprising and disturbing stories about the heritage we think we know

  • Originally published 03/25/2015

    Do our genes determine how we behave? Nah.

    Stone Age Brain

    Today scientists are a lot less confident than they used to be about the effect our genes have on our behavior. No one gene determines if we'll rob a bank, do somersaults, or win the Nobel Prize.