The DNA Debate: Can it help black Chicagoans find African relatives?

Many African-Americans are using technology to aid their search for identity. While there are many ways to use DNA, some black Americans are using it to supplement genealogical research to find where their roots lie in Africa.

Within the past 10 years, more than 20 DNA testing companies have developed. African Ancestry has become the leading company for clients to find a genetic link to Africa. DNA lab companies can provide genetic information from the paternal line by testing the y-chromosome and the maternal line with the mitochondrial DNA. Read More

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