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    Dead Famous DNA: 5 things we

    Shouldn't we just leave alone some peoples DNA and body parts, or should we rake up the past?


    So what if Napoleon had a small member, Hitler married a Jew, Presley had genetic heart disease, Darwin had Crohns.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
    Dead Famous DNA: 5 things we

    Shouldn't we just leave alone some peoples DNA and body parts, or should we rake up the past?


    So what if Napoleon had a small member, Hitler married a Jew, Presley had genetic heart disease, Darwin had Crohns.

    DNA analysis of deceased people may provide more insight about their cause of death, but in this case, it is all about entertainment and causing controversy.


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    I cant see the point of this programme at all. He seems to be implying that we can learn more about those people from their DNA - just popularist nonsense really.
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    This thread reminds me of a memorable science fiction story, Charles Sheffield's Out of Copyright.


    Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction and Fantasy : Out of Copyright by Charles Sheffield
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