Highlights from the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting

A collection of reports from the conference, held November 6-10 in San Francisco

By Tina Hesman Saey, 12:06 PM November 14, 2012

Iceman’s Sardinian ties explained
When the genetic makeup of the 5,300-year-old mummy known as Ötzi was revealed earlier this year, scientists were surprised that his DNA suggests his modern-day relatives live in Sardinia instead of near the border of Austria and Italy where his frozen corpse was found. Analyses of DNA from present-day Europeans and remains of five other ancient people suggest that the Iceman wasn’t just a tourist from Sardinia. Instead he was probably part of a wave of migr...

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