DNA leads to Major Arrest

On Tuesday police in California arrested Joseph J. DeAngelo for committing 8 murders. He is suspected of commuting 12 murders and possibly over 50 rapes between 1974 and 1986. The cases had got to know as the “Golden State Killer” and had escaped any prosecution until now. DNA testing results were used to identify DeAngelo. …

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Neanderthal DNA

This week on the PBS series, “NOVA” the episode was Decoding Neanderthals about the people that were early settlers to Europe. The Neanderthals used to be thought of as primitive cave-men. Research over the last few years has proven that the Neanderthals were smarter than we thought. Within the last few years scientists have been …

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Finding Your Roots; March 25

Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. returns to PBS with a new genealogy show called Finding Your Roots.  In each hour-long episode, Prof. Gates takes viewers along for a journey with a celebrity pair bound together by sometimes hidden links, treks through layers of ancestral history and life-altering discoveries. Professor Gates says “Finding Your Roots will …

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WDYTYA – Feb. 24

This week on the NBC show “Who Do You Think You Are?” the person  investigating his heritage is Blair Underwood. He finds out that his great-grandfather had 2 slaves. Plus through a DNA search, Blair finds a distant “cousin” living in the country of Cameroon in western Africa. Blair and his father get to visit …

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