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Catalonia Reacts To Independence Vote And DNA Tests: Can They Really Tell You Who You Are?

On today's show:

  • About 90 percent of voters in Catalonia support independence from Spain, according to regional officials who support the separation. Luis Corteguera, professor and associate chair of Department of History at University of Kansas, joined Worldview to discuss reactions to the referendum.
  • Companies like 23andMe and Ancestry.com claim they can give people a new sense of ethnic identity by tracing their DNA to other regions of the world. But some sociologists and geneticists are dubious.

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