Monday, June 26, 2006

The Genographic Project

Welcome to another week! I had a pretty great weekend. Hangin with the guys on Friday was quite fun! On Saturday night I went to a party. Afterward we made a midnight trip to Shreveport for a little casino action. Good thing we did because I hit $380 on a slot machine! All in all a pretty good weekend. FYI the agenda/planner for the ESRI User Conference is on their website. Also, they have a new blog for the UC at

"The National Geographic Society, IBM, geneticist Spencer Wells, and the Waitt Family Foundation have launched the Genographic Project, a five-year effort to understand the human journey—where we came from and how we got to where we live today. This unprecedented effort will map humanity's genetic journey through the ages. The fossil record fixes human origins in Africa, but little is known about the great journey that took Homo sapiens to the far reaches of the Earth. How did we, each of us, end up where we are? Why do we appear in such a wide array of different colors and features? Such questions are even more amazing in light of genetic evidence that we are all related—descended from a common African ancestor who lived only 60,000 years ago." What's cool is that you can actually help using your own DNA. To learn more and find out how you can participate check out 10 Days!!!

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