The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey— CPTV to Premiere Human Genetics Special to Coincide with Upcoming Dr. Spencer Wells Conne
The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey examines the latest in genetic evidence to tell the story of the great migrations of man through history. Dr. Wells, Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, hosts the two-hour special. With travels to Africa,
Astonishing research indicates that humans can be traced back to just one man who lived 60,000 years ago. The series synthesizes the latest evidence from many different scientific fields—genetics, linguistics, anthropology and paleoclimatology—to explain man’s exceptional survival against all odds.
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