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A Changing Climate for Human Evolution Print Exclusive
A dynamic African environment enabled humans to make great leaps in their biological development.
Mark Maslin, Martin Trauth and Beth Christensen

Tracing Human Migration Print Exclusive
A new project is enlisting hundreds of thousands of people to donate their DNA toward creating a global family tree.
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Evolution and Intelligent Design: Understanding Public Opinion
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Where on Earth?

The Genographic Project, co-sponsored by the National Geographic Society, IBM and the Waitt Family Foundation, is genetically sequencing DNA from thousands of people around the world to track individuals' migration out of Africa. The focus of the project is on indigenous people, such as those pictured here: Battur "Turo" Tumur, a descendant of Mongolian leader Genghis Khan who lives in San Francisco, Calif.; Julius Indaaya Hun/!un//!ume, the Hadzabe chieftain in Tanzania; Phil Bluehouse Jr., a Navajo Indian from Arizona. Read the story on page 24. Photo by Mark Thiessen, National Geographic.
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