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We all carry a record of our origins in our genes. Genetic genealogy uses DNA testing with documentary evidence, to prove family connections.
Our first speaker, Dr. Gianpiero Cavalleri outlined how genetic genealogy works, and described one of the projects he’s involved in – the Irish DNA Atlas. [4th August 2015]
The Irish DNA Atlas is an ongoing genetic study of the Irish population. The project aims to describe patterns in Irish DNA, in the context of European and global genetic diversity.
The work informs on the history of the Irish population. It can be used to aid efforts to better understand the role of DNA in disease.
The Irish DNA Atlas is a collaboration between the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Genealogical Society of Ireland.