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A Genome Fit for a King (Richard III)
13 February 2014 1:00 pm
What color were Richard III's eyes and hair? Was he lactose intolerant? Did he have a high risk of diabetes or heart disease? All these questions and more may be answered after researchers sequence the entire genome of the deceased king of England, whose skeleton was recently unearthed. According to Smithsonian magazine, if successful, Richard III—who reigned during the 15th century—will become the first famous historical figure whose remains have undergone a complete genetic analysis. The study is expected to last about a year and a half and cost more than $160,000.
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