In addition to my blog post yesterday on the identification of the remains of Richard III of England, I’m adding a couple of videos regarding the role that DNA played in the amazing discovery. We have come so far in the science of DNA in the past couple of years I’m in awe of what can be done. See below:

Professor Kevin Schürer, the University of Leicester’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, discusses how direct descendants of King Richard III’s family were traced, whose DNA could then be used to identify the remains found under a council car park in September 2012 as those of the King. See below:

Dr Turi King from the University of Leicester’s Department of Genetics and Dr Jo Appleby from the University’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History discuss the scientific processes and techniques which will be applied to the skeleton found under a council car park in September 2012, techniques which will subsequently confirm the remains as those of King Richard III. See below:

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3 Comments on Eye-popping role played by DNA in the identification of English King Richard III’s remains

  1. Steamroller says:

    Truly amazing. This is a terrific blog. I’m glad I found it.

  2. Tin Lizzie says:

    Thanks for being so up-to-date. Your previous post and now this one were hot of the press. Keep up the good work Spittal Street.

  3. Scot B. says:

    If historical accounts are correct, he was a monster. What an amazing find–under a parking lot.

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