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DNA used in attempt to solve Christian mystery

DNA used in attempt to solve Christian mystery
trefwoorden: Engeland - Canterbury Gospels - DNA - herkomst
Genetic fingerprinting might soon clear up an ancient Christian mystery - the origins of medieval parchments and even the Canterbury Gospels, thought to have arrived in Britain in 579AD.
Cambridge scientists plan to study DNA in parchments prepared from animal skins to trace where they came from.
With a 52,000 grant from the arts and humanities research board, Christopher Howe, a Cambridge biochemist, and Christopher de Hamel of Corpus Christi college, have begun to hunt for ways to take tiny samples of tissue from manuscripts.

Lees verder in: Guardian (21 juli 2003)