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Richard III study show it works
Posted by: Richard Phillips (ID *****4643) Date: February 07, 2013 at 01:53:00
In Reply to: Re: Should we open graves 150+ years old for DNA samples? by Richard Phillips of 4712

As many of you know, a wonderful piece of research led by Leicester University has proved that bones found in a Leicester car park are the skeleton of King Richard III buried in 1485. A key part of the evidence was a perfect match between the mitochondrial DNA in the bones and two living relatives. Two separate maternal lines were researched one leading to a Mr Ibsen and the other to someone who prefers to remain anonymous. Both gave a perfect match. It is not the sort of study you or I could do, but it proves the process brilliantly.

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