Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates

BPS Student Publishes Book on his Lowcountry Family History

When Darius Brown got his DNA test results that stated he was 96% African, he thought it was a fluke.

According to research, the typical African American has a genetic makeup of approximately 80-85% African ancestry, and those numbers could vary depending where in the U.S. their family stems from. Brown’s high percentage blew him away. Unsure of the result’s accuracy, he took another test. It came back 97% African. He ended up taking a third test. This one revealed 98% African. More convinced than ever, he began a deep dive into his ancestry.

Read more at The College Today.

Erika LeGendre • February 21, 2024

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