Peek inside the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Italy, where researchers are unravelling the DNA of centuries-old mummies.
By Dan Cossins | 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
COURTESY OF THE SOUTH TYROL MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY
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Neanderthal-human hybrid discovered; the neurobiology of fear behavior; and an insulin patch that responds to high glucose levels in mice
By Bob Grant
DNA from the 40,000-year-old bones of a modern human found in Europe contains Neanderthal genes.
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