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LiveScience's Stephanie Pappas this week reports that while the Swiss personal genomics firm iGENEA suggests that more than half of all Western European men are to some degree related to the historic pharaoh King Tutankhamun, the researchers "who worked to decode Tut's genome … say the claim is 'unscientific.'" The iGENEA team, which claims to have constructed a second-hand DNA profile of Tutankhamun, initiated its study of the boy-king "based on what they say are genetic markers t

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