04 Feb

Genomics used to identify Richard III’s remains

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.

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Posted by on February 4, 2013 in Biology


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