This article below is not academic, but I think the mathematics and concepts behind it serve as an interesting take on the global issue of Islam in the world. I think the implications of this if expanded could affect the way that the West views Islam in the future. And personally, I think it would be weird for one to find out that he is distantly related genealogically to the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.).
For me, I can personally say that it would probably change my perspective were it conclusive. Such a finding would probably create more questions for me than it would answer.