February 28, 2012

Otzi the Iceman Has His Genome Sequenced

Kate Wong, Scientific American


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Ever since two hikers happened upon the mummified body of Ötzi the Iceman on a high mountain pass in the Ötzal Alps in 1991, scientists have been working to figure out who he was and where he came from. Previous research indicated that Ötzi spent his life within a 60-kilometer radius of where the hikers found him and died around 5,300 years ago, most likely from an arrow wound in his shoulder. Now the sequencing of...

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TAGGED: Ancient Humans, Fossils, Genome, DNA Sequence, Mummy

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