Complete mitochondrial genome of 5,000-year-old mummy yields surprise

Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 18:35 in Biology & Nature

Researchers have revealed the complete mitochondrial genome of one of the world's most celebrated mummies, known as the Tyrolean Iceman or Ötzi. The sequence represents the oldest complete DNA sequence of modern humans' mitochondria, according to the report published online on October 30th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication.

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