Sunday, 29 April 2018

How to Preserve and Test Old Letters for Grandma's DNA

Hold on to those old letters, especially the ones where a saliva sample may be preserved under a stamp or where the envelope was sealed. Here's a recent blog post by Denise May Levenick at explaining how to preserve the artifact and prospects for DNA analysis.

via an item in David Rajotte's Documentary Heritage News

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's fascinating John. I had no idea we might be so close to that sort of testing. Having few family member still living, but access to many old letters some family have passed on to me, well! This could be exciting! Thanks. Cheers, BT