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Knome Featured in New PBS Series Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Date:2/1/2010

ge of a father and son, including aspects of their health risks and strengths. Further, by documenting the parts of their genomes that the two men did not share, Knome's analysis offered a glimpse of the genome of Professor Gates' late mother.

"This was, in many ways, a life changing experience for me," said Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. "Having my fully sequenced genome analyzed by Knome revealed incredible insights about my own past that I wasn't expecting. Now, as I follow the future of genetic research, I will be able to see how the latest scientific discoveries are related to me."

Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a production of Kunhardt McGee Productions, Inkwell Films and THIRTEEN for WNET.ORG in association with Ark Media. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., William R. Grant, Peter Kunhardt, and Dyllan McGee are executive producers. Barak Goodman and Sue Williams are senior producers. The series premieres Feb. 10, 17, 24 and March 3 at 8 p.m. on PBS.

Professor Gates' profiled guests are to include professor and poet Elizabeth Alexander, chef Mario Batali, comedian Stephen Colbert, novelist Louise Erdrich, journalist Malcolm Gladwell, actress Eva Longoria, musician Yo-Yo Ma, director Mike Nichols, Her
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