DNA profiling and WW1

The understanding of DNA profiling features on GCSE and A2 specifications. Have you seen the news about the Fromelles Project in Northern France? This is using DNA analysis to help trace First World War soldiers who died at the Fromelles battlefield. Scientists are hoping to match records of lost soldiers to human remains from the site. The project collects DNA and other information from potential relatives who believe their ancestors fought at Fromelles. It also involves forensic archaeology, geneology and anthropology.
This work provides an interesting link between Biology lessons and KEHS WW1 commemoration. If you would like to find out more look at the website –
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/whoami/findoutmore/yourgenes/whydoscientistsstudygenes/whatisdnaprofiling/howcandnaidentificationtracelargenumbersofpeople.aspx

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