Sitting Bull, the famous Sioux chief, may soon have his genome sequenced, reports ScienceNews. Cristina Valdiosera, a member of Eske Willerslev's lab at the University of Copenhagen, said in a talk at the American Quaternary Association that her group had approval from Sitting Bull's descendants to test some of his hair. Blaine Bettinger at The Genetic Genealogist says "there are probably hundreds of famous and ancient DNA samples waiting their turn for sequencing" and he nominates Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, and Juanita the Peruvian Ice Maiden, among others, to be next.
The Genome of Sitting Bull
Aug 23, 2010