Dr. Spencer Wells
Spencer Wells is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, where he leads the Genographic Project.
Photograph by Mark Thiessen, National Geographic
science of the origin, development, and culture of human beings.
a collection of information for analysis and interpretation.
(deoxyribonucleic acid) molecule in every living organism that contains specific genetic information on that organism.
pre-eminent explorers and scientists collaborating with the National Geographic Society to make groundbreaking discoveries that generate critical scientific information, conservation-related initiatives and compelling stories.
having to do with genes, inherited characteristics or heredity.
National Geographic project that uses genealogy to trace the migratory history of the human species.
characteristic to or of a specific place.
movement of a group of people or animals from one place to another.
(1888) organization whose mission is "Inspiring people to care about the planet."
business that uses surplus funds to pursue its goals, not to make money.
people of a community.
scientific observations and investigation into a subject, usually following the scientific method: observation, hypothesis, prediction, experimentation, analysis, and conclusion.