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Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
February 10, 2010 | Kunhardt McGee Productions, Inkwell Films, Thirteen | 150 minutes
Too expensive for popular use, to date, very few people have had their entire genome sequenced. Working with Illumina and Knome and geneticists at the Broad Institute and the Harvard Medical School, “Faces of America” makes medical history by filming the sequencing and interpretation of the genomes – six billion base pairs – of Professor Gates and his father, Henry Louis Gates, Sr. In addition, each guest will undergo dense genotyping to trace their father’s line, mother’s line and their admixture (that is, their percentages of European, Asian, Native American, and African ancestry). The producers and staff of the show researched Meryl Streep’s genealogy and came across that she was a descendant of John Wilkinson from Bucks County,” said Jeff Marshall, Heritage Conservancy’s Vice President of Resource Protection and noted Bucks County historian and author.