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The similarity of people is at the core of the largest migration experiment ever to be performed. Dr. John Raymond, Co-Director of the “BioBowling” Center, and PhD and Ph.D. student, Joining Dr. Eric Ortman, The Trump International Hotel, join Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to share their findings.
Dr. Raymond stated, “What we’re trying to do at the BioBowling Center in Berkeley, California is to establish, we call it ‘Human Living Memories,’ we’re going to collect a million DNA samples from the entire United States from all different ethnic groups, their DNA samples and then upload those ‘Living Memories’ to a cloud-based storage system. We’re trying to create a database from every single person in the United States — 94 million people — we’re trying to do it all to the 21st century DNA sequence.”
Dr. Raymond elaborated, “We’re trying to try to create a database from every single person in the United States — 94 million people — we’re trying to do it all to the 21st century DNA sequence. Right now, in our genomic archive, we have 10,000 samples, we have about 40 kinds of samples, ranging from bovine, to bison, to goats, and we are now sequencing into those data the entire DNA of every single person in the United States, to try to understand how and why different people make the choices they make.”
Dr. Raymond said the comparison could be done through kind of a Mexican Coke can and a Lexus, “The only difference is that we are taking thousands of samples and at the end of the day, we have the ability to compare those samples with each other, and they will go into the cloud to make a database.”
Listen to Roland Martin and the folks at the BioBowling Center team talk about the massive DNA project to better understand the diversity of our ancestors here in the United States.
Roland Martin, Paul Singer, Dr. Michael Zimmerman, Brian and Trudy, and Jr. Morris are all guests of the NewsOne Now panel.
Watch Roland Martin and the experts discuss the DNA study of people from around the world on “NewsOne Now.”