Navigation Links
Carin Göring's remains identified by researchers at Uppsala University
Date:12/21/2012

The putative remains of Carin Gring, wife of Nazi leader Herman Gring, were found in 1991 at a site close to where she had been buried. In a recently published article, Maria Allen, professor of forensic genetics at Uppsala University, Sweden, and her associates present evidence supporting that it is Carin Gring's remains that have been identified.

The Swedish Carin Gring was married to the well-known Nazi leader Herman Gring. When she died in 1931 she was buried in Stockholm, but three years later Herman Gring had her remains moved to his residence Karinhall outside Berlin. At the end of the war, Karinhall was destroyed, and thereafter it was unclear what had happened to her remains. In 1951 skeletal parts were found that were thought to come from Carin Gring, and they were cremated and buried in Sweden. Forty years later, in 1991, treasure hunters found a casket with remains that could also be Carin Gring's. They were sent to Sweden and the National Board of Forensic Medicine for identification.

Marie Allen and her colleagues, together with Anna Kjellstrm at the Stockholm University osteoarchaeological research laboratory, have now examined the remains to determine if they can come from Carin Gring. Analyses of the total of 26 bones showed that they are from an adult woman. DNA analyses confirmed that they are from a woman.

The researchers then performed two kinds of genetic analyses. A comparison of so-called mitochondrial DNA evinced identical DNA sequences between the skeleton and Carin Gring's son, indicating a mother-child relationship.

"The variant of mitochondrial DNA we saw in the bones is a relatively common one, occurring in about 10 per cent of all Europeans. Therefore we went on to study nuclear DNA," says Marie Allen.

Analyses of DNA from cell nuclei is difficult if the DNA is degraded, which is often the case in skeletons that have been buried. Nevertheless, the scientists managed to analyse several places in the nuclear DNA and thereby show probable mother-son kinship.

"The results of our anthropological and genetic analyses, together with historical data, provides several pieces of evidence in the identification of the remains of the former Nazi leader Hermann Gring's wife, Carin Gring.," says Marie Allen.

Carin Gring has now been reburied.


'/>"/>
Contact: Marie Allen
Marie.Allen@igp.uu.se
46-070-892-4444
Uppsala University
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Computer simulations help explain why HIV cure remains elusive
2. Assessing a new technique for ensuring fresh produce remains Salmonella-free
3. Planarian genes that control stem cell biology identified
4. Hiding in plain sight, a new frog species with a weird croak is identified in New York City
5. Common North American frog identified as carrier of deadly amphibian disease
6. Culprit behind unchecked angiogenesis identified
7. Gene mutation identified as contributor to autism spectrum disorders
8. Researchers identified a protein useful in predicting the risk of pulmonary metastases in breast cancer patients
9. Researchers have identified a gene with a key role in neuronal survival
10. Like curry? New biological role identified for compound used in ancient medicine
11. Jack Spratt diabetes gene identified
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/17/2016)... , Nov. 17, 2016  AIC announces that it has just released a ... organizations that require high-performance scale-out plus high speed data transfer storage solutions. ... ... ... Setting up a high performance ...
(Date:11/15/2016)... DUBLIN , Nov 15, 2016 Research ... - Global Forecast to 2021" report to their offering. ... ... reach USD 16.18 Billion by 2021 from USD 6.21 Billion in ... Growth of the bioinformatics market is driven by ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Biometrics ... The report forecasts the biometrics market ... CAGR of 12.28% during the period 2016-2020. The ... inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and ... a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... 1, 2016   SurePure, Inc. (OTCQB: SURP) ... the Company has concluded an agreement with Tamarack Biotics ... 90-day period to acquire units of the Company,s patented ... 3.7 million.  Concurrently with the option, ... which Tamarack will seek regulatory approvals in ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... York , November 30, 2016 ... as a few players hold a dominant share in ... Charles River Laboratories International, Inc., and Merck KGaA, held ... in 2015. Transparency Market Research observes that these companies ... focused on development products that are do not require ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... 2016  Tempus, a technology company focused on ... Abramson Cancer Center have partnered to better determine ... immunotherapy treatment based on next generation genomic and ... a research collaboration, Tempus will provide sequencing and ... data to Penn. Utilizing next-generation sequencing, machine learning ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... November 30, 2016 , ... SSCI, the established leader in ... implications of the latest FDA guidance on pharmaceutical cocrystals as drug substance . ... MA. , The event follows the successful November 15th event that took ...
Breaking Biology Technology: