Wednesday, 3 December 2014
While the paper Identification of the remains of King Richard III published in Nature Communications is freely available, not behind a paywall, the easiest introduction to the work is the YouTube video Richard III – The DNA Analysis & Conclusion.
The work is important for its historical significance and also as a demonstration of the use of statistics in proving a genealogical case. For the details of that look at the Supplemental Material, pages 47 - 52. BCG folks will perhaps shudder to see the phrase "weight of evidence" - twice.
While the paper emphasise the dominant significance of the mtDNA results in proving the case the other evidence alone is also compelling as shown in this blog post mentioned in the supplemental material.
at 12:00 am