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Otzi the ice man's relatives 'found'

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Experts from Innsbruck Medical University compared DNA samples taken from the mummy, nicknamed Otzi, with those taken from 3,700 blood donors in the Tyrol region of Austria and managed to match a particular genetic mutation.

“We found 19 men have the same ancestry as Otzi,” said Walther Parson, the forensic scientist who carried out the study. “These men and the Tyrolean Iceman had the same ancestors.”

http://www.telegraph...in-Austria.html

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That was an incredible find, after all those centuries in ice, he's been reunited with his people again.

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considering how many generations have passed, I'd say there probably a LOT of relatives of this man.

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I didn't know there was a great deal of ice in Australia.....apart from in the bars, that is!

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considering how many generations have passed, I'd say there probably a LOT of relatives of this man.

Yes, I'm very surprised it was only 19, I would have thought at least hundreds

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