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Research Article

Analysis of the Putative Remains of a European Patron Saint–St. Birgitta

  • Martina Nilsson,

    Affiliations: Rudbeck Laboratory, Department of Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, Forensic Unit, Regional Criminal Investigation Department, Stockholm County Police, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Göran Possnert,

    Affiliation: The Ångström Laboratory, Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Hanna Edlund,

    Affiliation: Rudbeck Laboratory, Department of Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Bruce Budowle,

    Affiliations: FBI Laboratory, Quantico, Virginia, United States of America, Department of Forensic and Investigative Genetics, University of North Texas Health Science Centre, Ft Worth, Texas, United States of America

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  • Anna Kjellström,

    Affiliation: The Wallenberg Laboratory, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Marie Allen mail

    marie.allen@genpat.uu.se

    Affiliation: Rudbeck Laboratory, Department of Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

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  • Published: February 16, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008986

About the Authors

Martina Nilsson, Hanna Edlund, Marie Allen
Rudbeck Laboratory, Department of Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Martina Nilsson
Forensic Unit, Regional Criminal Investigation Department, Stockholm County Police, Stockholm, Sweden
Göran Possnert
The Ångström Laboratory, Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Bruce Budowle
FBI Laboratory, Quantico, Virginia, United States of America
Bruce Budowle
Department of Forensic and Investigative Genetics, University of North Texas Health Science Centre, Ft Worth, Texas, United States of America
Anna Kjellström
The Wallenberg Laboratory, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: marie.allen@genpat.uu.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MN GP MA. Performed the experiments: MN GP HE AK. Analyzed the data: MN GP HE BB AK MA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GP MA. Wrote the paper: MN GP BB AK MA. Performed most of the genetic analyses: MN. Performed dating analysis: GP. Performed genetic analysis: HE. Performed the osteological part of the study: AK.