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Frozen mummy’s genetic blueprints unveiled

The 5,300-year-old Iceman had brown eyes, Lyme disease and modern-day Mediterranean relatives

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2:45pm, February 28, 2012

By peering deeply into the DNA of the mummy known as Ötzi, geneticists have expanded the rap sheet on the 5,300-year-old Iceman: He had brown eyes, brown hair and blood type O, was lactose intolerant and his modern-day relatives live on Corsica and Sardinia.

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