SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – By delving into the genetic relationship between the Tyrolean Iceman and present-day European populations, researchers from the US, Italy, and Germany believe they have new clues about an ancient population that brought agriculture to Europe.

Martin Sikora, a post-doctoral researcher in Carlos Bustamante's Stanford University genetics lab, described the effort during a session on admixture and demography at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting here yesterday afternoon.

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