Season 1: Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings

    “Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings” is a web series following 13 young people using science and research skills at a new genetics and genealogy camp to answer the question “Who am I?” Inspired by the popular PBS series "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." and shot on the campus of Penn State University, campers explore their own family history and DNA ancestry with high-end techniques.

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    Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings

    Classification

    Campers do a surprising activity to get ready for a trip to Matson Museum of Anthropology.

    Classification

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    Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings

    Genealogy

    Campers dig into their family trees as they learn the basics of genealogical research...

    Genealogy

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    Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings

    Evolution of Skin Color

    Campers find out why ancestry and geography and natural selection determine skin color...

    Evolution of Skin Color

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    Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings

    Natural Selection

    Campers head outside to play a survival game of genetic mutations and natural selection...

    Natural Selection

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    Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings

    Observable Traits

    Campers dig into their DNA test results.

    Observable Traits

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    Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings

    Who Do You Think You Are?

    Campers make predictions about their genetic ancestry and then open their DNA results.

    Who Do You Think You Are?

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    Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings

    The Blueprint of Life

    Campers extract and see their own DNA in anticipation of getting the results...

    The Blueprint of Life

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    Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings

    Overview

    “Finding Your Roots” series host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. visits campers.

    Overview