The Weekly Genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society linked an article entitled, "WAR OF 1812: Blood ties"; "DNA testing aims to link blood on 200-year-old jacket to modern-day descendant."
Titus Geer Simons' jacket was bloodied when he was shot at the Battle of Lundy's Lane. His blood will be extracted from his uniform jacket which is on permanent display in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Several known descendants will have their DNA tested in hopes of a match.
Pretty exciting stuff!