Guardian: Canadian descendant of Richard III is asked to give DNA after 'grave' find


The mitochondrial DNA being tested is passed along the female line. Michael, who has no children, and his brother both have it. But their sister, who also has no children, is the only one capable of passing it on. "So, once she's gone, that's it. I feel John Ashdown Hill got there in the nick of time," he said.

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