From both his genome sequence and a paper record trail, Harvard University’s Henry Louis Gates, Jr., was able to delve into his ancestry, reports BusinessWeek. "It turns out that I'm descended on my mother's side from a white woman who was impregnated by a black slave, and on my father's side from an Irishman who conceived with a black woman named Jane Gates," he says, later adding: "I was searching for African roots, and they led to an African kingdom called the United Kingdom." Gates adds that he found nothing that worried him about his health.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., on His Genome
Feb 21, 2012