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In an Australian scientific and television first, members of the public from different ethnicities across the nation will donate their DNA to take part in this unique experiment, while 3 well known Australians trace their genetic origins back in time. Their DNA will be analysed by world leading scientists, including a team based in Australia. The results will create a genetic map stretching across the globe and 200,000 years back in time. DNA NATION is a groundbreaking documentary series. It will change the waywe think about Australia, the world and ourselves.

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Jacob Hickey
Jacob Hickey  Darren Dale  Bernice Toni
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Darren Dale
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Blackfella Films Pty. Limited
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SBS International
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SBS International

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