The Iceman Hath Come

Researchers have published the full genome of Ötzi the Iceman, a mummy found in the Alps who is thought to have died 5,300 years ago, reports New Scientist's Andy Coghlan. Ötzi's DNA reveals that he had brown eyes, brown hair, was lactose intolerant, and that his descendants live in Corsica and Sardinia, Coghlan says.

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