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What did our ancestors look like?
Heritage Daily ^ | 1-14-2013

Posted on 01/14/2013 6:25:49 PM PST by Renfield

A new method of establishing hair and eye colour from modern forensic samples can also be used to identify details from ancient human remains, finds a new study published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Investigative Genetics.

The HIrisPlex DNA analysis system was able to reconstruct hair and eye colour from teeth up to 800 years old, including the Polish General Wladyslaw Sikorski (1881 to 1943) confirming his blue eyes and blond hair.

A team of researchers from Poland and the Netherlands, who recently developed the HIrisPlex system for forensic analysis, have now shown that this system is sufficiently robust to successfully work on older and more degraded samples from human remains such as teeth and bones. The system looks at 24 DNA polymorphisms (naturally occurring variations) which can be used to predict eye and hair colour.

Caption: A new method of establishing hair and eye color from modern forensic samples can also be used to identify details from ancient human remains, finds a new study published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Investigative Genetics.

Dr Wojciech Branicki, from the Institute of Forensic Research and Jagielonian University, Kraków, who led this study together with Prof Manfred Kayser, from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, explained, “This system can be used to solve historical controversies where colour photographs or other records are missing. HIrisPlex was able to confirm that General Wladyslaw Sikorski, who died in a plane crash in 1943, had the blue eyes and blond hair present in portraits painted years after his death. Some of our samples were from unknown inmates of a World War II prison. In these cases HIrisPlex helped to put physical features to the other DNA evidence.”

For medieval samples, where DNA is even more degraded, this system was still able to predict eye and hair colour (for the most degraded DNA samples eye colour alone), identifying one mysterious woman buried in the crypt of the Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec near Kraków, sometime during the 12th-14th centuries, as having dark blond/brown hair and brown eyes.


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: cryptobiology; cryptozoology; genetics; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; phenotype

1 posted on 01/14/2013 6:25:52 PM PST by Renfield
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To: Renfield

Obama naked


2 posted on 01/14/2013 6:31:09 PM PST by albie
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To: Renfield

Bridgette Bardot and Robert Redford?


3 posted on 01/14/2013 6:32:22 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: ansel12

me and Faith Hill


4 posted on 01/14/2013 6:34:25 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Renfield
Living Fossil:


5 posted on 01/14/2013 6:36:39 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Renfield
Great great great great great great great great grandma...

6 posted on 01/14/2013 6:43:55 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Renfield

It’s the spitting image of my cousin Mike right down to the four legs!


7 posted on 01/14/2013 7:00:53 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Renfield
Homo Floresiensis
 

8 posted on 01/14/2013 7:01:27 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Renfield
I have tracks....Photobucket
9 posted on 01/14/2013 7:07:26 PM PST by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: Vendome

Danny DeVito hit that?

10 posted on 01/14/2013 7:15:25 PM PST by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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To: Vendome

A little bit of laser treatment will help with that “embarrassing, unwanted hair”

Uh...maybe we are going to need a bigger laser....


11 posted on 01/14/2013 7:27:58 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that develops negatives.)
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To: eldoradude

Yuh think?


12 posted on 01/14/2013 7:28:27 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: eldoradude

I thought that was Danny DeVito.


13 posted on 01/14/2013 7:29:34 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: eldoradude

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/goldberg.wav


14 posted on 01/14/2013 7:41:46 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Renfield
Anybody who watched TV in the 60's knows.


15 posted on 01/14/2013 8:28:18 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Renfield; martin_fierro; blam

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


16 posted on 01/14/2013 8:32:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Thrownatbirth

I knew in an instand that was Shad and Grunk.


17 posted on 01/14/2013 8:33:57 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: higgmeister

I see that I spelled it wrong. It’s Gronk.


18 posted on 01/14/2013 8:35:18 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: higgmeister
OK, from memory.

It's about time
It's about space.
It's about two men in the strangest place.
It's about two astronauts.
It's about their fate.
It's about as woman and her prehistoric mate.

19 posted on 01/14/2013 8:38:54 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Renfield
Photobucket
20 posted on 01/14/2013 8:43:20 PM PST by randita
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To: Thrownatbirth
It's About Time
21 posted on 01/14/2013 8:43:20 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: higgmeister

circa 1966


22 posted on 01/14/2013 8:45:41 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Vendome

Clinton would hit that!


23 posted on 01/14/2013 8:56:54 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: AdmSmith; agrace; AnalogReigns; Cacique; caryatid; Celtjew Libertarian; CobaltBlue; ...
What did our ancestors look like?

Genetic
Genealogy
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Send FReepmail if you want on/off GGP list
Marty = Paternal Haplogroup O(2?)(M175)
Maternal Haplogroup H
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The List of Ping Lists

No, really.

24 posted on 01/14/2013 8:59:04 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: JaguarXKE

Hillary?


25 posted on 01/14/2013 9:08:05 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Thrownatbirth

“It’s About Time’’.


26 posted on 01/14/2013 9:31:00 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Thrownatbirth

I remember that show, “The Jurassic Hillbillies”.


27 posted on 01/14/2013 10:37:03 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: BenLurkin

Dude, your grandma is hot!


28 posted on 01/15/2013 4:35:27 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: Renfield
Some looked like this
29 posted on 01/15/2013 4:47:29 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: Vendome

Third generation down from the alien/monkey spawn. :o)


30 posted on 01/15/2013 4:57:25 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Thrownatbirth

Anybody who watched TV in the 60’s knows....

That you people in the 60’s were obsessed with prehistoric times? You even made a CARTOON about it!

heeeee


31 posted on 01/15/2013 4:59:44 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: higgmeister

And directed by Richard Donner no less


32 posted on 01/15/2013 5:05:52 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Vendome
Hillary?

Of course, who'd you think I meant? LOL

33 posted on 01/15/2013 5:45:36 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: Vendome

Ménage à trois


34 posted on 01/15/2013 5:46:44 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: JaguarXKE

LOL


35 posted on 01/15/2013 6:15:34 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: higgmeister

36 posted on 01/15/2013 8:06:31 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SunkenCiv; martin_fierro
Now we can prove the cave-girls were all hot babes.


37 posted on 01/15/2013 3:25:52 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Thrownatbirth

“It’s About Time” ?


38 posted on 01/18/2013 5:25:45 PM PST by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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