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Identification of the remains of King Richard III

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, December 2014
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23 blogs
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374 tweeters
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5 weibo users
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91 Facebook pages
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12 Wikipedia pages
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Title
Identification of the remains of King Richard III
Published in
Nature Communications, December 2014
DOI 10.1038/ncomms6631
Pubmed ID
Authors

Turi E. King, Gloria Gonzalez Fortes, Patricia Balaresque, Mark G. Thomas, David Balding, Pierpaolo Maisano Delser, Rita Neumann, Walther Parson, Michael Knapp, Susan Walsh, Laure Tonasso, John Holt, Manfred Kayser, Jo Appleby, Peter Forster, David Ekserdjian, Michael Hofreiter, Kevin Schürer

Abstract

In 2012, a skeleton was excavated at the presumed site of the Grey Friars friary in Leicester, the last-known resting place of King Richard III. Archaeological, osteological and radiocarbon dating data were consistent with these being his remains. Here we report DNA analyses of both the skeletal remains and living relatives of Richard III. We find a perfect mitochondrial DNA match between the sequence obtained from the remains and one living relative, and a single-base substitution when compared with a second relative. Y-chromosome haplotypes from male-line relatives and the remains do not match, which could be attributed to a false-paternity event occurring in any of the intervening generations. DNA-predicted hair and eye colour are consistent with Richard's appearance in an early portrait. We calculate likelihood ratios for the non-genetic and genetic data separately, and combined, and conclude that the evidence for the remains being those of Richard III is overwhelming.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 3%
Spain 3 2%
France 3 2%
Germany 2 1%
United Kingdom 2 1%
India 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Other 2 1%
Unknown 140 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 34 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 21%
Student > Bachelor 23 14%
Student > Master 18 11%
Professor 11 7%
Other 40 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 58 36%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 18%
Social Sciences 12 8%
Arts and Humanities 11 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 6%
Other 40 25%

Attention Score in Context

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