We're talking to author A.J. Jacobs about the family tree — his new take on genealogy, DNA and the ties that bind us.
For a country that celebrates self-invention, Americans sure do love family trees. Family history. Genealogy is a passion for millions. These days, genealogy is turbo-charged with all we can learn from genetic tests and DNA. Writer A. J. Jacobs took the plunge into full genealogical, DNA discovery and came out with a tale to tell about all we know and can know these days. It can be very surprising. This hour, On Point: the new age of DNA-powered genealogy shaking up family trees. --Tom Ashbrook
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This program aired on November 16, 2017.