Genographic Project

The National Geographic will trace your distant ancestry for you with just a swab of your cheek. If I had a 100 bucks to throw around, I’d totally do it. Supposedly, us Cohn’s have a unique genetic heritage anyhow, so I’m guessing one of the answers they’d give would just be “Mesopotamia.”

Also, if people like reading about science, I highly recommend this blog by Carl Zimmer. His brother Ben also seems to be a linguist, who posts to the ever-entertaining Language Log.


  • Neil, I’m going to do it! I ordered it and I don’t think I can wait the 8 weeks to find out where on this planet my ancestors have seen. I’m sooooooooooo stoked! Thanks for the link–I ought to check your blog out more often.

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