(THE SUN) — A team of scientists and biblical scholars are hoping to track down the DNA of Jesus Christ.

The crack team of adventurers are using state-of-the-art technology to extract the sacred genetic make-up from artefacts including Shroud of Turin and a set of bones believed to belong to Jesus’ cousin, John the Baptist.

The investigators are hoping a DNA sample will lead them to a relative of the self-proclaimed ‘son of god’.

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