Oldest known pathogen sequenced

5,000 year-old "Iceman" Oetzi, found in the Tyrol mountains of Austria

5,000 year-old “Iceman” Oetzi, found in the Tyrol mountains of Austria

Genetic scientists, working on the 5,000-year-old remains of the “iceman” Oetzi in Austria, whose genome was sequenced in February 2015, have now sequenced the bacteria that was found in his body, which provides new evidence for our deep ancestry and human migration in Europe.

Read more at PBS Nova Next and also at BBC Science News

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