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Otzi the Iceman's secrets found in DNA

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New clues have emerged in what could be described as the world's oldest murder case: that of Oetzi the "Iceman", whose 5,300-year-old body was discovered frozen in the Italian Alps in 1991.

Oetzi's full genome has now been reported in Nature Communications.

It reveals that he had brown eyes, "O" blood type, was lactose intolerant, and was predisposed to heart disease.

They also show him to be the first documented case of infection by a Lyme disease bacterium.

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I just love reading about Oetzi. Every step forward is nothing less than fascinating. Thanks for the link, I have never seen a reconstruction done on him before. Most interesting.

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I've been interested in this case since I was a kid, so thanks for this update.

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Science, and technology, truly is a remarkably beautiful thing.

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I've been interested in this case since I was a kid, so thanks for this update.

21yrs ago he was found! Gee, time flies.

Hope he wasn't a bad person cos I've gotten kinda fond of him.

Edited by Eldorado

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Poor Oetzi, can't enjoy the pleasures of yak milk.

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Hope he wasn't a bad person cos I've gotten kinda fond of him.

lol I think like that too.

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he had lyme disease .Facinating

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stabbed in the back....by a mammoth...

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Holy crap... a 5300 year old Kris Kristoffeson

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Edited by Rye17

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Poor Oetzi, can't enjoy the pleasures of yak milk.

Once you pick the hairs out, it is very nutritious!

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