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Museum rejects request to DNA test Abraham Lincoln’s blood

Cardiologist John Sotos believes Lincoln had a rare genetic disorder and wants the DNA test to prove his hypothesis. However the head of a Philadelphia museum says 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.

Board President Eric Schmincke says more questions need to be answered about how the artifact will be treated. He says it’s possible that testing will be overseen by the National Museum of Health and Medicine.

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