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Research Article

Mystery Solved: The Identification of the Two Missing Romanov Children Using DNA Analysis

  • Michael D. Coble equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Michael D. Coble, Odile M. Loreille

    mike.coble@us.army.mil

    Affiliation: Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Odile M. Loreille equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Michael D. Coble, Odile M. Loreille

    Affiliation: Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Mark J. Wadhams,

    Affiliation: Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Suni M. Edson,

    Affiliation: Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Kerry Maynard,

    Affiliation: Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Carna E. Meyer,

    Affiliation: Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Harald Niederstätter,

    Affiliation: Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Cordula Berger,

    Affiliation: Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Burkhard Berger,

    Affiliation: Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Anthony B. Falsetti,

    Affiliation: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Peter Gill,

    Affiliations: Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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  • Walther Parson,

    Affiliation: Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Louis N. Finelli

    Affiliation: Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: March 11, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004838

About the Authors

Michael D. Coble, Odile M. Loreille, Mark J. Wadhams, Suni M. Edson, Kerry Maynard, Carna E. Meyer, Louis N. Finelli
Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Harald Niederstätter, Cordula Berger, Burkhard Berger, Walther Parson
Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
Anthony B. Falsetti
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
Peter Gill
Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Peter Gill
Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Corresponding Author

Email: mike.coble@us.army.mil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MDC OML MJW HN CB BB WP LNF. Performed the experiments: OML MJW HN CB BB SME KM CEM WP. Analyzed the data: MDC OML MJW HN CB BB SME KM CEM ABF PG WP. Wrote the paper: MDC OML ABF PG WP.