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New research finds DNA ties between enslaved iron forge workers and Americans alive today

New research using “ancient DNA” may help Black Americans trace enslaved and free ancestors whose names and stories were never recorded.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with STAT reporter Usha Lee McFarling for more.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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