Mon, May 22|
Lobeco Public Library
DNA Testing in Beaufort County
This is an opportunity for a free DNA test conducted by Joanna Gilmore and La'Sheia Oubre, members of the ASABG team. The samples will be analyzed at the University of Pennsylvania. Please sign up for your test here.
Time & Location
May 22, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Lobeco Public Library, 1862 Trask Pkwy, Seabrook, SC 29940, USA
About the Event
Joanna Gilmore and La'Sheia Oubre will collect 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 African Americans 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.