Monthly Archives: March 2015

Richard III: ancient DNA solves a 500-year-old mystery


King Richard III of England is to be reburied today in Leicester Cathedral, after being discovered under a car park in the city in 2012. The discovery was only the start of a complex process to prove the skeleton’s identity. A process with genetics and the recovery of ancient DNA at its heart…


Glycans – the sweet difference


It’s easy to forget that there’s much more behind our individuality than genetics. A guest blog by Professor Vlatka Zoldos looks at the epigenetics of glycan protein modifications, and how this has been evolutionarily advantageous.