President Lincoln’s DNA sample?

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From, via the AP:

The head of a Philadelphia museum says its sample of Abraham Lincoln’s blood may get DNA testing, but some questions must be answered first. 

The 16th president’s blood is on a strip of a pillowcase in the collection of the Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library. 

Cardiologist John Sotos believes Lincoln had a rare genetic disorder and wants the DNA test to prove his hypothesis.

[…] Sotos also suggests that Lincoln knew he was ill and that that knowledge would color his decisions in office – and even his famed quote that he “shall not outlast the Rebellion.”

The museum’s board met Monday night and rejected Sotos’ request to test the pillowcase.

Dr. Sotos’ diagnosis of Abraham Lincoln


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