Daily Archives: April 6, 2011

Hunt to Find Real Identity of Mona Lisa


Fox News Italy
…Researchers in Italy will soon begin digging near a convent to study the remains of a woman long thought to be the model for Leonardo DaVinci’s masterpiece…

Figures show decline in DNA database use

The Guardian UK
Home Office figures show a fall in searches and matches over the last parliamentary term

Pfizer Begins DNA Test for Victims

All Africa.Com Nigeria
Pfizer has yesterday begins taking of sample saliva of the victims of the 1996 ‘Trovan’ drug test in Kano for the DNA test which would enable the pharmaceutical company establish evidence before effecting the compensation it agreed to pay the victims.

1,700-year-old African skeleton could be an ancestor


BBC News
It is hoped a 1,700-year-old African skeleton unearthed in Warwickshire could provide data about the DNA history of later populations and the ethnic origin of modern Britons.
The male skeleton, thought to be of a Roman soldier, was found earlier this year in a Roman cemetery in Stratford.

Lab Corp Agrees To Acquire Orchid Cellmark In $83.8 Million Deal

Dow Jones Newswire
Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (LH) agreed to acquire DNA-testing services company Orchid Cellmark Inc. (ORCH) in a deal valued at about $83.8 million in a bid to strengthen Lab Corp.'s presence in the U.S. and give it a foothold in Britain.