DNA Detective

The leader and founder of our DNA Interest Group here at MoCoGenSo, Barbara Rae-Venter, was just featured in NATURE Magazine as one of “10 people who mattered this year”!

This is impressive because NATURE is one of the most recognizable scientific journals in the world, which has been ranked as the world’s most cited scientific journal, making it one of the world’s top academic journals. It is one of the few remaining academic journals that publishes original research across a wide range of scientific fields.

Nature’s 10 is the journal’s annual list of ten people who mattered in science this year. Their role in science may have had a significant impact on the world, or their position in the world may have had an important impact on science. In ten short profiles we reveal the human stories behind some of the year’s most important discoveries and events.

This year, Barbara was picked as one of the 10. They labeled her DNA Detective.

The full set of 10 “mattered” list can be seen here: NATURE 10 for 2018. Or find it in the printed 20 December 2018 issue of NATURE.

If you want to see Barbara in person, come to our monthly DNA Interest Group meetings (free) or come to the DAR Ancestor Roundup this year where Barbara is the Keynote speaker. We are lucky to have Barbara in our group, helping us with our own genetic genealogy puzzles.

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