Blood of the Isles

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Transworld Publishers Limited, Aug 1, 2007 - DNA fingerprinting - 362 pages
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Basing his information on cutting-edge research, Sykes describes a DNA research programme which tested over 10,000 DNA samples from across the UK with the aim of answering questions such as: What is the DNA make-up of the UK? Did the Vikings rape and pillage their way throughout Britain? What of the Normans, the Saxons or the Celts?

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About the author (2007)

Bryan Sykes is Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Oxford, has had a remarkable scientific career in genetics. After undertaking medical research into the causes of inherited bone disease, he set out to discover if DNA, the genetic material, could possibly survive in ancient bones. It did and he was the first to report on the recovery of ancient DNA from archaeological bone in the journal "Nature" in 1989. Since then Professor Sykes has been called in as the leading international authority to examine several high profile cases, such as the Ice Man, Cheddar Man and the many individuals claiming to be surviving members of the Russian Royal Family. He is the author of The Seven Daughters of Eve and Adam's Curse.

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