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Turi King - DNA Detective: Genetics, Genealogy & Forensics

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Turi King - DNA Detective: Genetics, Genealogy & Forensics
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Turi King is an expert geneticist combining the field of genetics with history, archaeology, anthropology, and forensics probably best known for having led the identification of the remains of King Richard III and now as co-presenter of the BBC’s DNA Family Secrets with Stacey Dooley.

Professor King will chart the rise in the use of DNA in genealogy and forensics for everything from tracing long lost family members to catching criminals. Her examples will include the first immigration case through to - of course - identifying the bones of King Richard III and DNA Family secrets, including the heart-warming story of three brothers from Northern Ireland hoping to find their father.

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Turi King is Professor of Public Engagement and Genetics at the University of Leicester, based in three different areas of the University: the Department of Genetics and Genome Biology, the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, and External Relations.

Professor King carries out a lot of media work including the BBC series DNA Family Secrets, and is best known for having led the genetic analysis in the King Richard III case.

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