Extreme Genes: Family History Radio

    Technology to Test Hats, Hair, Glasses, and Envelopes for Ancestral DNA

    April 21, 2020

    34:52

    Fisher begins the first of a two part visit with Karra Porter, one of the founders of a new lab for DNA analysis. The lab was scheduled to open in April as you’ll hear in the segment, but this was recorded before the social isolation began. It will be delayed. Kara explains how we’ll soon be able to possibly obtain ancestral DNA from old hairbrushes, envelopes, hats, jewelry, glasses… all kinds of heirlooms.