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Fetuses in King Tuts tomb
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:33 am 
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There has been an announcement that the will be DNA tests on the fetuses to see if they are related to Tut. Unlike CSI it will take some time.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:41 pm 
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Oh, no...not again!! Not this again! Won't the fetuses be destroyed by doing so?! I'm really fearing the worst here, they got lucky with Tut-and he's already falling apart! :cry:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:39 am 
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With modern DNA they can get results from microscopic amounts. I do not know about ancient degraded DNA.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:47 am 
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Just seen a report that the fetuses are twins despite the size difference.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:01 am 
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The size difference is explained as one of the twins being miscarried earlier than the other. I didn't know it was possible for one twin to be miscarried and the other to survive, but I read an article that stated it could happen.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:38 am 
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Apparently a problem with twins is where they share a placenta one twin can get more than its share of the nutriants so the other is stunted.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:31 am 
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The possibility of them being twins has not been proved. It was only speculation. I would think the results would not necessarily be accurate anyway, considering the contamination possibilities. They haven't exactly been looked after, have they :(


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:25 am 
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The article I saw did say 'probably'. It was by Meredith F. Small , an anthropologist at Cornell University


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