Wed, May 03|
Jenkins Youth and Family Village
This is an opportunity for a free DNA test conducted by Dr. Theodore Schurr, who is an Anthropological Geneticist and member of the ASABG team. The samples will be analyzed at the University of Pennsylvania. Please sign up for your test here. One test per family please.
Time & Location
May 03, 2023, 1:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Jenkins Youth and Family Village, 3923 Azalea Dr, North Charleston, SC 29405, USA
About the Event
Given signifiant interest in the project, DNA testing for Charlestonian African Americans was opened up for the third time in May 2023. Dr. Theodore Schurr will collected cheek swabs from study participants with informed consent to look at markers on the mitochondrial DNA and the Y chromosome. The DNA samples will be brought to the Laboratory of Molecular Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania where they will be securely stored. The data resulting from this analysis will not be sold or patented, and used only to understand the genetic ancestry of contemporary Charlestonians in relation to the Anson Street Ancestors. Enrolled study participants from this round of DNA sampling can expect to have their results by the end of the year, 2023. Please note DNA testing is limited to people of African descent and one test per family.