Spencer Wells

Rush Spencer Wells IV (born April 6, 1969) is a geneticist, anthropologist, author, entrepreneur, adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-owner of Antone's, an iconic nightclub in Austin, Texas.wikipedia
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Genographic Project

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Wells led The Genographic Project from 2005 to 2015, as an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society.
Created and led by project director Spencer Wells in 2005, The Genographic Project is a privately funded, not-for-profit collaboration between the National Geographic Society and the Waitt Foundation.

The Journey of Man

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He wrote the book The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey (2002), which explains how genetic data has been used to trace human migrations over the past 50,000 years, when modern humans first migrated outside of Africa.
The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey is a 2002 book by Spencer Wells, an American geneticist and anthropologist, in which he uses techniques and theories of genetics and evolutionary biology to trace the geographical dispersal of early human migrations out of Africa.

Lubbock, Texas

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Born in Marietta, Georgia, Wells grew up in Lubbock, Texas.
Spencer Wells, a geneticist, grew up in Lubbock and graduated from Lubbock High School.

Lubbock High School

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After graduating from All Saints School and Lubbock High School, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University in 1994.

All Saints Episcopal School (Lubbock, Texas)

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After graduating from All Saints School and Lubbock High School, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University in 1994.
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Meet the Future, Science & Technology Summit 2010

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Wells was a keynote speaker at the Science & Technology Summit in The Hague on November 18, 2010.
There were keynote speeches by several famous and influential persons such as Neil Armstrong (who said in his speech that he would offer his services as commander on a mission to Mars, if he was asked, even though he was 80 years old at the time), Steve Wozniak (who predicted in his speech that Android would be dominant over the iPhone market-wise but the iPhone would retain the quality edge), Spencer Wells (geneticist and anthropologist and professor at Cornell University), Robbert Dijkgraaf (president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) and Kishore Mahbubani (professor at the National University of Singapore).

National Merit Scholarship Program

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Crowdsourcing

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The focus was on Family History and DNA: Genetic Genealogy in 2013, where he was quoted as saying: Since 2005, the Genographic Project has used the latest genetic technology to expand our knowledge of the human story, and its pioneering use of DNA testing to engage and involve the public in the research effort has helped to create a new breed of "citizen scientist." Geno 2.0 expands the scope for citizen science, harnessing the power of the crowd to discover new details of human population history.
Spencer Wells, director of the Genographic Project blurb:

Geneticist

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Rush Spencer Wells IV (born April 6, 1969) is a geneticist, anthropologist, author, entrepreneur, adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-owner of Antone's, an iconic nightclub in Austin, Texas.

Anthropologist

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Rush Spencer Wells IV (born April 6, 1969) is a geneticist, anthropologist, author, entrepreneur, adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-owner of Antone's, an iconic nightclub in Austin, Texas.

Author

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Rush Spencer Wells IV (born April 6, 1969) is a geneticist, anthropologist, author, entrepreneur, adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-owner of Antone's, an iconic nightclub in Austin, Texas.

Entrepreneurship

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Rush Spencer Wells IV (born April 6, 1969) is a geneticist, anthropologist, author, entrepreneur, adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-owner of Antone's, an iconic nightclub in Austin, Texas.

Clifford Antone

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Rush Spencer Wells IV (born April 6, 1969) is a geneticist, anthropologist, author, entrepreneur, adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-owner of Antone's, an iconic nightclub in Austin, Texas.

Austin, Texas

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Rush Spencer Wells IV (born April 6, 1969) is a geneticist, anthropologist, author, entrepreneur, adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-owner of Antone's, an iconic nightclub in Austin, Texas.

Razib Khan

He co-hosts The Insight podcast with Razib Khan.

National Geographic Society

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Wells led The Genographic Project from 2005 to 2015, as an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society.

Marietta, Georgia

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Born in Marietta, Georgia, Wells grew up in Lubbock, Texas.

Bachelor of Science

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After graduating from All Saints School and Lubbock High School, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University in 1994.

Biology

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After graduating from All Saints School and Lubbock High School, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University in 1994.

Doctor of Philosophy

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After graduating from All Saints School and Lubbock High School, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University in 1994.

Harvard University

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After graduating from All Saints School and Lubbock High School, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University in 1994.

Stanford University

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He was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University between 1994 and 1998, and a research fellow at the University of Oxford between 1999 and 2000.

University of Oxford

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He was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University between 1994 and 1998, and a research fellow at the University of Oxford between 1999 and 2000.

Richard Lewontin

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Wells did his Ph.D. work under Richard Lewontin, and later did postdoctoral research with Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza and Sir Walter Bodmer.