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Project Migration

A photo of Migration Project's bracelet design

What is Project Migration?

Project Migration Inc. is a social enterprise organization that produces fashion items to support charitable efforts. For each Project Migration fashion product sold, years* of clean water along with life-saving medical supplies will be donated. *[three full years per handbag, two years per shirt, and one year per bracelet]

The project’s mission is: to help alleviate pain for those living in extreme poverty, by providing clean water and life-saving medical supplies.
In addition, we host “Migration Vacations” which provide a special opportunity to personally hand-deliver medical supplies (supported by the sale of Project Migration products), and educate locals on their use, while traveling to multiple locations to visit medical clinics. We will be bringing volunteer doctors who will help single mothers who are pregnant, giving birth or sick.

The Genographic Project – Human Migration and Population Genetics

The map that shows human migration flow from Africa through Arabia

A Landmark Study of the Human Journey

Where do you really come from? And how did you get to where you live today? DNA studies suggest that all humans today descend from a group of African ancestors who—about 60,000 years ago—began a remarkable journey.

The Genographic Project ( hosted by The National Geographic) is seeking to chart new knowledge about the migratory history of the human species by using sophisticated laboratory and computer analysis of DNA contributed by hundreds of thousands of people from around the world. In this unprecedented and of real-time research effort, the Genographic Project is closing the gaps of what science knows today about humankind’s ancient migration stories.

The Genographic Project is a multi-year research initiative led by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Spencer Wells. Dr. Wells and a team of renowned international scientists and IBM researchers, are using cutting-edge genetic and computational technologies to analyze historical patterns in DNA from participants around the world to better understand our human genetic roots. The three components of the project are: to gather field research data in collaboration with indigenous and traditional peoples around the world; to invite the general public to join the project by purchasing a Genographic Project Public Participation Kit; and to use proceeds from Genographic Public Participation Kit sales to further field research and the Genographic Legacy Fund which in turn supports indigenous conservation and revitalization projects.

You will find here the full spectrum of interesting themes like:

– Unique heritage of Afghan population
– Basque roots revealed through DNA analysis
– Genetic Traces of Historical Expansions: Phoenician Footprints in the Mediterranean

And if you want to learn about your deep ancestry you can join The Genographic Project!

Human migration- Human Genome Project Information

Genetic anthropology is an emerging discipline that combines DNA and physical evidence to reveal the history of ancient human migration. It seeks to answer the questions, “Where did we come from, and how did we get here?”

These studies provide a d

etailed snapshot of human genetic variation that will assist in answering the following questions:

  • How did we migrate and populate the world?
  • What impact has culture had on human genetic variation?
  • How have cultural practices affected our patterns of genetic diversity?
  • If humans share a recent common ancestry, why do we look different from each other?
  • Did extinct human species, such as Neanderthals, contribute to the current human genome?
  • How does the DNA evidence relate to the fossil evidence for human migration patterns?


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