Dead Famous DNA – CHANNEL 4

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  • March 17, 2014

Presenter Mark Evans sets out on a ground-breaking quest to track down the last remains of some of history’s most important and infamous figures to find out what their biology can add to their biographies.

Delving into the intriguing world of the trade in human body parts, Evans attempts to obtain samples which can be used to extract their DNA and analyse the genome – the genetic blueprint of life. Through this scientific testing of human relics, Evans aims to solve some of the mysteries that have persisted around these high-profile historical figures – from Marilyn Monroe to Napoleon and Hitler.