Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna : DNA Testing

DNA Testing

After the remains of the Russian royal family were found in 1991, DNA testing was done and compared to Anne Anderson's, proving once and for all that she was not the Grand Duchess Anastasia. I was always suspicious of her claim anyway, especially how she romanticized her escape from the Bolsheviks by saying a soldier saved her.

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There are questions of the DNA tests, who conducted them.. etc... sometimes the facts are not always the facts... I question a piece of intestines that just happened to be from Anna....

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Especially since the DNA testing "proved" that Anna Anderson was someone she almost certainly could not have been, Franziska Schanzkowska, a Polish factory worker.

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Her DNA was tested against that of Prince Philip, closest living relative to the Romanovs.
That should make the giddiest conspiracy believer happy.

Not a chance

You don't know CTers; don't bother them with facts–ultramagas especially. But the best proof I know of is Anna herself: would Anastasia live such a mentally unstable life? And the film of her in the '70s shows an old ugly broken down senile lady. If that's Anastasia it's not saying much for the Romanovs.

Mean people suck.

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Regarding the intestinal tissue: I worked in pathology. Any tissue coming off of or out of the human body in surgery goes to pathology, one or several samples are taken and preserved in paraffin wax, then most often slices are used in slides for microscopic examination. The tissue block is kept on file indefinitely. It is coded to match the patient's ID. The possibility of misidentification or lost tissue samples is incredibly small.

So when they say intestinal tissue was found at a hospital where Anderson had surgery years before, they are not talking about a piece of intestine sitting in a bowl in the fridge. They are talking about the paraffin block, which is perfectly good to take DNA from decades later.