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The Search for Mt-DNA Eve

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Mitochondrial DNA is passed from mother to children, both male and female, unchanged and it mutates at a predictable rate; i.e., the more genetic mutations in the DNA, the more ancient the origin of the population. Using these facts, some scientists are studying mitochondrial DNA to try to trace back the origins of the human race. Using this method, the scientists have traced the human race to one female in Africa several million years ago. Then they traced the migration patterns of her descendants as they spread across the earth. A documentary will be shown that traces the history of Mt-DNA analysis.  We also discuss the impact of Mt-DNA on family history and how it can validate maternal lines.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

Location
CE South Building

Instructor
Angelo Cervantes 

 

Notice

Please read:  Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Tuition: 

$20.00


Registration Closes On
Friday, August 31, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/31/2018 - 8/31/2018 Weekly - Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 220 Angelo Cervantes