DNA of long-dead sailors may solve great Canadian mystery

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 11:51 AM – Long after the doomed Franklin Expedition came to its fated end, we’re a little closer to identifying the remains of some of the sailors who perished along with their captain.
John Franklin set out for the Northwest Passage in 1845, with 129 men aboard his ships, HMS Terror and HMS Erebus. Now, scientists say they’ve put together DNA profiles from the remains of some of the lost crew, a crucial step toward determining who they were.

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