Daily Archives: August 10, 2011

Baking Out DNA: Mummies Cook Evenly Rare and Well Done


Mummies more than 800 years old are shedding new light on old mysteries with the help of a special technique for DNA analysis. Forensic scientist, Dr. Heather Coyle from the University of New Haven has found a way to extract DNA from mummies discovered in a cave in the Gobi desert.

King Tut Related to Half of European Men? Maybe Not


Live Science
A personal genomics company in Switzerland says they’ve reconstructed a DNA profile of King Tutankhamen by watching the Discovery Channel, claiming the results suggest more than half of Western European men are related to the boy king. But researchers who worked to decode Tut’s genome in the first place say the claim is “unscientific.”