Monday, February 27, 2006

Famous DNA

Whenever the genetic information of some famous (or infamous) person is broadcast in the media, Famous DNA scoops up the haplotypes and DNA signatures and posts them for all to see. Among the test results gathered by the International Society of Genetic Genealogy are those of the Romanov clan, Marie Antoinette, and Jesse James, and of a couple of nameless contributors dug out of glaciers. They've also provided links to news articles about famous cases of genetic sleuthing—whether the testing was successful or not.