Lakehead University DNA Expert Heads WW1 MIA Solder Expedition to Vimy Ridge


Dr. Carney Matheson,  Forensic Analyst for Lakehead University’s Paleo-DNA lab, will lead a team of researchers to Vimy Ridge  to further analyze the highly publicized heroic death of Pte. Herbert Peterson. The research team will also take part in the MIA soldier’s full military funeral.


Dr. Matheson and his team,  along with Canadian scientists, genealogists, and Defence Department historians recenlty  solved the mystery of Pte. Peterson, a  Vimy Ridge soldier using sohisticated DNA analyses at the Paleo-DNA Laboratory.


The Paleo-DNA Laboratory offers geneology services for both private individuals and groups using one of th worlds most respected clean room facilities for low copy DNA recovery and analysis.

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