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  •  Although to be cautious (3+ / 0-)

    New Scientist pointed out potential problems in the identification -

    The DNA results were impressive, but they were from mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) alone. They showed that the two known maternal-line descendants of Richard III shared sequences of mtDNA in common with the excavated remains.

    What was missing from the announcement was any indication of how common such mtDNA sequences might be in western European populations.

    But it's exciting that anyone is interested in history these days at all.

    We get what we want - or what we fail to refuse. - Muhammad Yunus

    by nightsweat on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 11:38:09 AM PST

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