Dead Famous DNA

April 2017
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Mark Evans follows the extraordinary trail of relics claimed to come from Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun: bones sold by a KGB defector and hair apparently found on a hairbrush at Hitler's mountain retreat by a US Army intelligence officer at the end of the Second World War. As Mark checks out the provenance, the scientists extract the DNA and reveal an extraordinary result. Mark also meets a Canadian dentist who owns one of John Lennon's teeth and wants to clone the Beatles legend, and tests what's...
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Mark Evans sets out to track down the remains of some of history's most important and infamous figures in this new three part series. This episode, Mark tries to learn more about John F Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe from samples of their hair, and travels to New Jersey to come face-to-face with Napoleon's penis. Experts analyse two of Charles Darwin's beard hairs to try to solve a 130-year-old riddle by identifying the debilitating mystery illness the 'Father of Evolution' suffered from for most o...
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Mark Evans sets out to track down the remains of some of history's most famous figures. With eminent scientists applying the latest advances in DNA testing to the samples he obtains, he attempts to solve some of the mysteries that have persisted around them. The results provide some astounding discoveries about these historical figures. In the first episode, Mark Evans discovers that Elvis Presley could have suffered from a genetic heart muscle disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which may ha...
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