By Salam Fatayer Radio Milwaukee Published Mar 02, 2023 at 5:01 PM

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Discovering the structure of your DNA can be incredibly significant – even life-changing. It can tell you a previously untold or totally unknown story. It can be the missing piece that helps you trace lineage that otherwise may have been lost forever.

One way to decipher the puzzle is through African Ancestry. This Black-owned DNA testing company founded by Dr. Rick Kittles and Dr. Gina Paige helps African descendants reconnect with their roots through their family tree.

On this episode of Uniquely Milwaukee, HYFIN’s Element Everest-Blanks uncovers her story as she sits down with Dr. Gina Paige to trace her lineage. You can listen to the entire episode here, but I’d also encourage you to head over to HYFIN for Element’s thoughts on how this journey started, as well as the fully transcribed interview.

Listen to "Element uncovers African Heritage through DNA testing" on Spreaker.