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Wales: DNA To Solve Origins Of Anglesey Shipwreck Survivors

Posted by admin on Mar 26, 2010

DNA analysis is being used to help solve the 18th Century mystery of the origins of an Anglesey (Wales) medical family.

Two boys were sole survivors of a 1745 shipwreck and experts want to find out where in the world they were born.

One of the boys was a brilliant manipulator and healer of bones, and started a family of doctors who helped develop orthopaedic medicine.

Now DNA has been taken from a direct male descendant and scientists hope the mystery will finally be solved.

At the time of the shipwreck the boys were rescued off the Skerries by a smuggler called Dannie Lukie.

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