Sequencing Mummies

Peek inside the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Italy, where researchers are unravelling the DNA of centuries-old mummies.

By | August 1, 2013

A researcher stands over the body of Ötzi the Iceman, a 5,000-year-old mummy found on the mountainous border of Austria and Italy

A researcher stands over the body of Ötzi the Iceman, a 5,000-year-old mummy found on the mountainous border of Austria and Italy

COURTESY OF THE SOUTH TYROL MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY

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