May 20, 2022

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Scientists may well have cracked the thriller of da Vinci’s DNA

Leonardo da Vinci — the excellent Renaissance artist, inventor and anatomist — has 14 living male relations, a new assessment of his loved ones tree reveals. The new loved ones tree could a single working day assist scientists figure out if bones interred in a French chapel belong to the Italian genius. 

Historians Alessandro Vezzosi and Agnese Sabato have expended extra than a decade tracing the genealogy of the famed “Mona Lisa” painter. Their map stretches across 690 a long time, 21 generations and 5 family branches, and will be critical in aiding anthropologists sequence the DNA of da Vinci by sequencing the DNA of his descendants, the researchers say.