About Dead Famous DNA
Mark Evans sets out to track down the remains of some of history’s most famous figures. With eminent scientists applying the latest advances in DNA testing to the samples he obtains, he attempts to solve some of the mysteries that have persisted around them and raise awareness of what this fast-evolving science is now capable of. Evans tracks down body parts and human relics claimed to belong to high-profile figures including Adolf Hitler, Elvis Presley, Charles Darwin, John F Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Napoleon, Marlon Brando and King George III. He works with scientists to extract their DNA and analyse their genome: the genetic blueprint of life. The results provide some astounding discoveries about these historical figures.