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Turi King

Department of Genetics and Genome Biology
University of Leicester
United Kingdom


I am leading 'The King's DNA: whole genome sequencing of Richard III' project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Leverhulme Trust and Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys  I led the DNA analysis in the Richard III Identification project, funded by the University of Leicester, the Wellcome Trust and the Leverhulme Trust and now published in Nature Communications (Open Access)

Research Interest

Genetics and Genome Biology


  • Mark Scully, Steve Brown, and Turi King. (2016) Becoming a Viking: DNA testing, genetic ancestry and surplus identity. Special edition of Ethnic and Racial Studies. The Impact of Diasporas: Markers of Identity. 39(2), p162-180.

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