I've come across this project which is dedicated to the research and study of the extraordinary Human Journey. On the National Geographic Website, it describes what it sets out to do, what it involves and the outcomes:
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 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 Participation Kit & Types of Tests:
With a simple and painless cheek swab you can sample your own DNA and submit it to the lab. We run ONE test per participation kit. We will test either your mitochondrial DNA, which is passed down each generation from mother to child and reveals your direct maternal ancestry; or your Y chromosome (males only), which is passed down from father to son and reveals your direct paternal ancestry. You choose which test you would like administered.
What are your thoughts on it ? Would you purchase the kit it in pursuit of your ancestral history or any other reason ? If you wouldn't, then why not ? Or has any one already purchased the participation kit, and would like to share his/her reasons for purchasing it and/or pass any feedback?