King Richard III will be first famous historical figure to have genome sequences

King Richard III will be first famous historical figure to have genome sequences

It’s not every day that you stumble upon the remains of a king under a parking lot, but that’s what happened last year as archaeologists searched for the remains of King Richard III of England. Having successfully identified the former king’s remains, researchers are now planning to take a closer look at Richard III’s genes. This will make him the first famous historical figure to have his genome sequenced.