6 May 2016

Team members of the project “Using New Anthropological and Biological Tools to Learn about Leonardo da Vinci” with seed money from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation met 2-3 May in Florence, Italy, and have issued a press release about the publication of a set of papers from the project in Human Evolution.  Jesse Ausubel mediated the opening seminar on 2 May sponsored by Eugenio Giani, President of the Regional Council of Tuscany.  Jesse’s introductory essay is here.   The press release earned wide attention, for example,

BBC radio:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03tb7ht

Gizmodo, USA

The Brilliantly Insane Plan to Reconstruct Leonardo da Vinci’s Genome

http://gizmodo.com/the-brilliantly-insane-plan-to-reconstruct-leonardo-da-1774873148

Daily Telegraph, UK

Leonardo da Vinci paintings analysed for DNA to solve grave mystery

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/05/05/leonardo-da-vinci-paintings-analysed-for-dna-to-solve-grave-myst/

La Repubblica –

Leonardo, alla ricerca del Dna per ricostruire il profilo genetico: prelievi su tombe e dipinti
Jesse Ausubel, vice presidente della Fondazione Richard Lounsbery, che sta finanziando parte del progetto, spiega che dopo aver ricostruito la sequenza del Dna si proverà a ottenere “tracce biologiche che potrebbero essere rimaste nelle pitture o nelle …

Agencia EFE, Spain (Spanish)

INVESTIGADORES QUIEREN EL ADN DE LEONARDO DA VINCI PARA RECONSTRUIR AL GENIO (RESEARCHERS WANT THE DNA OF LEONARDO DA VINCI TO REBUILD THE GENIUS)

http://www.radiointereconomia.com/2016/05/05/investigadores-quieren-el-adn-de-leonardo-da-vinci-para-reconstruir-al-genio/

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