Scientists to Try to Sequence Richard III’s Genetic Code

February 12, 2014 11:10 PM

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Scientists to Try to Sequence Richard III’s Genetic Code

LONDON — About a year and a half after finding King Richard III’s corpse under a parking lot in Leicester, British scientists will proceed to grind up some of his bones to try to sequence his genetic code. They hope to discover his hair and eye color and see what kind of infectious bacteria he might have been hosting.

They have already confirmed that the last Plantagenet king was indeed a hunchback, that he was infected with roundworm and that he died from the blow of a sharp instrument, like a sword or halberd, to the head.

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