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Unlocking the mysteries of Ludwig Von Beethoven’s hair through DNA Science.

Unlocking the mysteries of Ludwig Von Beethoven’s hair through DNA Science. Genetics reveals inconvenient truths.   Human hair contains our genetic information as does our spit which is the basis of many of the genetic testing programs such as Ancestry and 23 and Me. Recently, researchers according to the NY Times were able to debunk myths about this famous composer and even learn about his life and death. As the article tells us, in 1827, as Ludwig Von Beethoven lay dying and in pain, grieving friends and families visited and asked for a lock of his hair in remembrance. In the Read More »