This is a fascinating story that’s appeared on the BBC News website today. Human remains have been excavated from the site of a car park and identified, through genetic analysis, as those of King Richard III. DNA from the remains was compared with that of a 17th-generation descendant of the blood-line. This is a real-life example of one of the exciting developments that are possible thanks to the genomic techniques described in last week’s major post.
Next up: Chemistry
Keep an eye out for my next major post, due in the next day or two, on an investigation into a potential new treatment for Coeliac Disease.