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Wed, May 03


Jenkins Youth and Family Village

DNA Testing

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.

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DNA Testing
DNA Testing

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.

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