Genetic Strand: Exploring a Family History through DNA

Genetic StrandIn the Victorian era it was common to save a lock of hair when someone died. Edward Ball, author of Slaves in the Family, inherited an old desk, in which he found a cache of those locks. Genetic testing helped confirm that the family has a mixed race heritage. His new book tells the story in detail: The Genetic Strand: Exploring a Family History through DNA. Also, see his interview on CNN.

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