Scientists to map genome of medieval English king Richard III

A year after they revealed a twisted skeleton found under a car park as the mortal remains of King Richard III, scientists in Britain plan to grind samples of his ancient bones and use them to map his genome.

Human ancestors recreated from ancient bones

Life-like models of the three human ancestors - Australopithecus Afarensis, Homo Erectus and Neanderthal man - have been re-created in 3-D from ancient bones.