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Subject: DNA analysis of historic material

DNA analysis of historic material

From: Michael Maggen <michaelm<-a>
Date: Sunday, July 20, 2008
Clare Meredith <cmeredith [at] nts__org__uk> writes

>The National Trust for Scotland has been asked for permission for
>non-destructive methods of DNA analysis to be carried out on
>artefacts with a direct association with an historic figure ...
>costume, hair or razors with a provenance to Bonnie Prince Charlie
>or Robert Burns. Ethical and legal issues and risks already
>identified include Intellectual Property rights, the legitimacy (or
>illegitimacy) of bloodlines, identification of medical/genetic
>disorders and possible future disputes surrounding artefact
>Have others had experience of this area of investigation?

I would recommend you should contact Dr. Bar -Gal she has a wide
experience with ancient DNA.

    Gila Kahila Bar-Gal, Ph.D
    Koret School of Veterinary Medicine
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    PO Box 12
    Rehovot 76100
    +972 8 9489888
    Fax: 972 8 9467940
    bargal<-a t->agri< . >huji< . >ac< . >il

Michael Maggen
Head of Paper Conservation
The Israel Museum Jerusalem
PO Box 71117
91710 Jerusalem Israel
+972 2 67 08808
Fax: +972 2 6771332

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:7
                   Distributed: Friday, July 25, 2008
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Received on Sunday, 20 July, 2008

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