"Lost" Roanoke settlers could be identified by DNA

Historians are hoping that science will help discover the fate of the settlers of Virginia's lost Roanoke colony. Using DNA and genealogy sources, they they hope to trace the genetics of those who might have survived.

Researchers believe that some of the original settlers may have migrated inland from the colony and plan to use cheek swabs of residents and a list of surnames to try to crack the mystery.