[LISTEN] Masterclass on DNA ancestry-testing

Are you interested in finding out more about your biological heritage?

Would you undergo a DNA test to learn exactly where you're from?

Executive Officer at the Academy of Science of South Africa Prof Himla Soodyall, has lead research into the people of sub-Saharan Africa using DNA testing.

Her studies have identified some of the oldest DNA found in people today.

Soodyall explains how all humans are 99% alike.

Irrespective of how we look, genetically, if we were to mix the DNA of any two individuals, more than 99% of that DNA would be identical.

Prof Himla Soodyall, Academy of Science of South Africa

Basically, less than one percent of that difference accounts for all the variation we see in terms of morphology - whether we are short, tall, have blue eyes or black eyes, etc. This is the power that DNA has. We are all part of the same tree of life.

Prof Himla Soodyall, Academy of Science of South Africa

Click on the link below to hear more from Soodyall....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] Masterclass on SA's power grid

[LISTEN] Masterclass on SA's power grid

Azania Mosaka sat down with energy expert, Chris Yelland to understand why Eskom is battling to keep the lights on.

[LISTEN] Masterclass: How conscious breathing alleviates stress

[LISTEN] Masterclass: How conscious breathing alleviates stress

Medical Doctor, Author and Speaker Dr Ela Manga shares some of the overall health benefits of conscious breathing.

[LISTEN] Masterclass on astrology

[LISTEN] Masterclass on astrology

Azania speaks to Dawn Carter from Soul Direction to find out more about the study.

[LISTEN] Masterclass on chimpanzees - The family from BBC Dynasties

[LISTEN] Masterclass on chimpanzees - The family from BBC Dynasties

Azania explores a segment from BBC Dynasties which looks at the Fongoli chimps a group of chimps that live in South East Senegal.

[LISTEN] Masterclass on Google

[LISTEN] Masterclass on Google

Azania finds out more about the search engine and it's various tools.

Popular articles
Investec gives staff unlimited leave days and freedom to wear what they want

Investec gives staff unlimited leave days and freedom to wear what they want

The bank rewards innovation with substantial bonuses and pays according to output not hours at work, says Lesley-Anne Gatter.

JSE Limited lost 10% of its value on Monday

JSE Limited lost 10% of its value on Monday

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Nicky Newton-King, CEO at the JSE Limited.

Astral Foods, employer of 12 000, is at risk due to failing water infrastructure

Astral Foods, employer of 12 000, is at risk due to failing water infrastructure

Government dreams about bullet trains and megacities, but don't provide basic services, says Chris Schutte, CEO at Astral Foods.

We've technologist on record saying she'll not treat patients - Discovery Health

We've technologist on record saying she'll not treat patients - Discovery Health

CEO Dr Broomberg has rubbished reports that a KwaZulu-Natal patient died after the company stopped payments.

Cape Town man found alive in eSwatini, believed dead for 6 years

Cape Town man found alive in eSwatini, believed dead for 6 years

His family believed he had died and performed a memorial service for him but now they are struggling to get him back home.

Public Protector has now become a "rogue unit", says Judge Kriegler

Public Protector has now become a "rogue unit", says Judge Kriegler

Busisiwe Mkhwebane is reportedly probing President Cyril Ramaphosa for alleged money laundering to the tune of R400m.

[WATCH] Sho Madjozi first female South African to win BET award

[WATCH] Sho Madjozi first female South African to win BET award

The rapper, singer and songwriting superstar walked away with the best new international act on Sunday evening in Los Angeles.

Gauteng waitress gets R18,000 tip for 'amazing service'

Gauteng waitress gets R18,000 tip for 'amazing service'

A waitress at The Beerhouse in Fourways who received the generous donation wants to finish her matric and become a paramedic.

Billionaire gives away R100 billion, leaving only 0.0002% of fortune for himself

Billionaire gives away R100 billion, leaving only 0.0002% of fortune for himself

You've probably never heard of Chuck Feeney. Nevertheless, he’s one of the strangest, most impactful people who has ever lived.