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Neolithic farmer’s genome sequenced

Researchers have recovered and sequenced the genome of a Neolithic farmer whose remains were found in a cave in Barcelona. An international team of researchers has sequenced the first complete genome of an Iberian farmer, which is also the first ancient genome from the entire Mediterranean area. This new genome allows

45,000-year-old modern human genome sequenced

Researchers have completing genomic sequencing of a modern human based off 45,000-year-old DNA. Researchers have successfully decoded the genes of a 45,000-year-old man from Siberia. The results offer clues about early human life outside of Africa as well as how humans interacted with Neanderthals and other groups around at the time. The

Ötzi the Iceman had brown eyes and was lactose intolerant

Recently I reported that Ötzi the Iceman's genome had been sequenced. Now, some of the findings that are a result of such information are being released. Apparently Ötzi had brown eyes, was lactose intolerant, and had Type O blood. “In early times, there was no need to digest milk as an

Ötzi the Iceman’s genome sequenced

Ötzi the Iceman, whose 5,300-year-old body was found preserved in the Alps, has had his genome sequenced, revealing some new insights into his health. In 2008, scientists reported the complete sequence of DNA taken from Ötzi’s cellular mitochondria. It contained mutations not found in present-day populations, and led to speculation that

Australia’s Aboriginals undergo genome sequencing

A 90-year-old tuft of hair has been used to generate the first complete genome of an Australian Aboriginal, revealing some interesting findings. He, and perhaps all Aboriginal Australians, the genome indicates, descend from the first humans to venture far beyond Africa more than 60,000 years ago, and thousands of years before

Ötzi the Iceman’s DNA mapped

Scientists have decoded the genome of Ötzi the Iceman, the 5,000-year-old mummy found in the Italian Alps. "We now have access to the complete genetic profile of this world famous mummy. As a result the path is clear for an imminent solution to many of the puzzles surrounding the Iceman," the

Could DNA be used to clone a neanderthal?

Scientists are coming closer to completing a draft sequence of the Neanderthal genome, prompting some to speculate on the possibility of cloning. Some scientists believe that by making changes to the DNA inside a human cell -- thousands or even millions of changes, that is -- the human genome can be

Analysis of ancient DNA reveals human’s face

An analysis of the DNA of ancient human hair has been used to give clues as to what the owner/grower of the hair looked like. A study, published in the journal Nature, says the individual's genome is the oldest to have been sequenced from a modern human. The researchers say the man,