The CGA developed materials to geographically represent the genetic history of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., for the PBS documentary African American Lives 2, segment The Past Is Another Country. A portion of this program featured Ben Lewis of the CGA, discussing and demonstrating the mapping he created with Dr. Gates.
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County level data on male and female life expectancy for the years 1961 - 1999 was obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau and the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. CGA helped the researcher create an animated map showing female life expectancy through this time period for Washington State.