2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

DNA.Land: Mapping the World's Family Tree

Friday, March 11
3:45PM - 4:45PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Paramount 2-3
310 E 5th ST

Humanity is all one big family. In this session, we will present our effort to construct the world's family tree using crowd source genealogy of a millions of people in collaboration with Geni.com. We will describe at the first part of the session how this family tree informs personal stories on our heritage, uniqueness, and connection with other people. In the second part, we talk about the world's family tree addresses scientific questions regarding longevity, migration events, and the anthropology of marriages.

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AJ Jacobs


A.J. Jacobs is an author, journalist, lecturer and human guinea pig. He has written four New York Times bestsellers that combine memoir, science, humor and a dash of self-help. He is also editor at...

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Yaniv Erlich at SXSW

Yaniv Erlich


Columbia University

Dr. Yaniv Erlich is a Core Member at the New York Genome Center and Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Computational Biology at Columbia University and. Prior to these positions, he was a ...

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