Ancient Mummy, The Tyrolean Iceman, Has No Modern Children

Friday, October 31, 2008 - 18:28 in Paleontology & Archaeology

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. It is highly unlikely that the Iceman has any modern day relatives, according to researchers.

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