Society & Culture

Scientific Sankofa

podcast December 10, 2019

share close

Sankofa is a Ghanian principle that means go back and fetch it, referencing the idea that we must never forget about our past as we continue to embark on this journey called life. Genetics is a manifestation of the Sankofa principal, having the ability to learn about our past through our DNA. This episode will explore the many facets of how we define the Black identity genetically and culturally as well as meaningful conversation with ‘The Jeff’s’, the parents of Dr. Jeff, host of the show. Weekly episodes of In Those Genes will start February 4th, 2020! Be on the lookout of our launch event February 5th.


Please fast forward pass 13:41-13-:48 as indicated in the show if you do not wish to hear language that could be offensive, triggering, or harmful to some.


The Nucleus, our transcript, can be found here,


The Helix, an episodic soundtrack filled with the musical inspiration behind the show can be found here.


In Those Genes is independently funded, to give, become a patron here:
If you would like to give a one time donation, you can do that here:
If a monetary donation isn’t in the cards be sure to rate and write a review of the podcast. OAN, don’t forget to share this podcast with everyone you know!
You can formally join the family by visiting, .
Follow us at @inthosegenespod on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.

Rate it
Previous episode