Re: Leonardo DaVinci's Family Tree Traced Through His DNA #dna


pweinthal
 

Leonardo DaVinci was a homosexual who had no children. This was an exploration of the male DaVinci family ancestors and their descendants based on Y chromosome analysis. It is remarkable that they could roll the line back to an individual born in 1331. However, I can't but feel it is gruesome that graves were opened up to take body samples. This is euphemistically described as "ancient chromosomes found from burial grounds of the da Vinci family." The scientific value is dubious. I am related to Albert Einstein who also was a celebrated genius. Do I have to worry that some day my grave will be disturbed to "potentially answer several questions of the scientific community and enthusiasts"? We may have similar hair texture, but genius is not an inherited trait.

Pat Weinthal, USA

Researching: WEINTHAL, WIJNTHAL, WAJNTAL, WINTHAL, ARNHEIM, EINSTEIN, DRIESEN, STRANDERS, BAUM, SYNENBERG, MARKS

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