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Ben Affleck is joining the group of individuals giving their DNA to the Genographic Project for analysis, reports the Boston Globe. The Project is using DNA from people's cheek swabs to learn about human migration and the participants learn about their ancestry. The New England Revolution soccer player, Marshall Leonard, learned that in addition to his African-American heritage, he also had ancestors from Finland and Asia.

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