Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Richard III: Scientists to sequence DNA

Skull of Richard III
The project will allow DNA testing to take place before the remains are reburied

he DNA of Richard III is to be mapped, potentially revealing details like hair and eye colour, researchers have said.
The project is to be led by the University of Leicester geneticist who helped identify the remains.
His remains were found in a Leicester car park in 2012.
The £100,000 study, expected to last at least a year, aims to provide an archive of DNA information for historians, scientists and the public.
Details of Richard III's appearance are not known for certain because all portraits of him were done long after his death.
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