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Baterial evaluation in 5,300-year-old iceman Otzi

Scientist evaluating the 5300 year old iceman mummy, popularly called as Otzi ( (after the nearby Ötztal Valley), evaluated  his stomach for DNA and they found some came from Ötzi himself, and some from the animals and plants in the food he ate before he died. And some, it turned out, came from H. pylori.  

We always keep contemplating whether modern illness like ulcers and H.Pylori are recent addition or were they present in ancient man as well. This discovery has far reaching implications on our understanding about ancient microbiomes
Reference and Further Reading
STATNEWS article  by Carl Zimmer

Baterial evaluation in 5,300-year-old iceman Otzi Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Saturday, January 09, 2016 Rating: 5

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