“A doctor wants to test a relic of Lincoln’s assassination — a fragment of a pillowcase stained with his blood and brain matter — to solve a medical mystery, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.”
Apparently, cardiologist John Sotos, a rare-disease buff, wants to test the DNA left on Lincoln’s pillowcase to see if Lincoln was dieing of a rare form of cancer before he was shot. The testing can damage the relic and the family has requested that we just let Lincoln RIP. Do you think we should honor their request or should we test the relic? CLICK HERE to voice your opinion and to read more about this.
Me? I think we should just let a great man’s personal life alone, let what we already know be enough and spend more time testing DNA of those who are alive with rare diseases to see if we can figure these diseases out to cure and wipe them out!