Fudan solicits DNA samples to determine authenticity of Cao Cao's tomb

16:44, January 25, 2010      

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Does the ancient tomb found in Anyang, Henan province belong to Cao Cao? Or is it just one of 72 fake graves built by the suspicious Cao Cao?

Facing endless questioning by people from all walks of life, some scientists have decided not to stand by anymore - The MOE Key Laboratory of Contemporary Anthropology under Fudan University has announced that they will collect the Y chromosomes from men whose surname is Cao nationwide for testing.

Through testing and classifying the Y chromosome types of these men, they will calculate the Y chromosome characteristics that Cao Cao should have by means of sequence alignment, thus they can use DNA technology to test the authenticity of Cao Cao's tomb.

By People's Daily Online
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