Identification of the remains of the Romanov family by DNA analysis

  title={Identification of the remains of the Romanov family by DNA analysis},
  author={Peter D. Gill and Pavel L. Ivanov and Colin Kimpton and Romelle Piercy and Nicola Benson and G. Tsipolitisafs C. Tully and Ian W. Evett and Erika Hagelberg and Kevin K Sullivan},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
Nine skeletons found in a shallow grave in Ekaterinburg, Russia, in July 1991, were tentatively identified by Russian forensic authorities as the remains of the last Tsar, Tsarina, three of their five children, the Royal Physician and three servants. We have performed DNA based sex testing and short tandem repeat (STR) analysis and confirm that a family group was present in the grave. Analysis of mitochondrial (mt) DNA reveals an exact sequence match between the putative Tsarina and the three… CONTINUE READING
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