Thursday, 4 August 2011

Up to 50 per cent of men in Western Europe 'related' Tutankhamun

Scientists at Zurich-based DNA genealogy centre, iGENEA, say they have reconstructed the DNA profile of the boy Pharaoh Tutankhamun based on a film that was made for the Discovery Channel.

The results showed that Tutankhamun belonged to a genetic profile group, known as haplogroup R1b1a2, to which more than 50 per cent of all men in Western Europe belong, indicating that they share a common ancestor.

However, perhaps unsurisingly, these claims disputed by fellow geneticists.

See The Daily Mail 

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