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Ítzi's non-human DNA: Opportunistic pathogen discovered in Iceman tissue biopsy
ScienceDaily ^ | July 15, 2014 | European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano

Posted on 07/27/2014 2:08:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Ötzi’s human genome was decoded from a hip bone sample taken from the 5,300 year old mummy. However the tiny sample weighing no more than 0.1 g provides so much more information. A team of scientists analyzed the non-human DNA in the sample. They found evidence for the presence of Treponema denticola, an opportunistic pathogen involved in the development of periodontal disease.

Ötzi's human genome was decoded from a hip bone sample taken from the 5,300 year old mummy. However the tiny sample weighing no more than 0.1 g provides so much more information. A team of scientists from EURAC in Bolzano/Bozen together with colleagues from the University of Vienna successfully analysed the non-human DNA in the sample. They found evidence for the presence of Treponema denticola, an opportunistic pathogen involved in the development of periodontal disease.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; history; iceman; oetzi; otzi; theiceman; treponemadenticola
A team of scientists from EURAC in Bolzano/Bozen together with colleagues from the University of Vienna successfully analysed the non-human DNA in the sample. Credit: Frank Maixner (EURAC)

A team of scientists from EURAC in Bolzano/Bozen together with colleagues from the University of Vienna successfully analysed the non-human DNA in the sample. Credit: Frank Maixner (EURAC)

1 posted on 07/27/2014 2:08:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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“What’s your degree in? Dentistry?”

http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0099994

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0099994


2 posted on 07/27/2014 2:11:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
More information is now avaiable about the history of this 5000+ year old mummy than is about Soetero/Obama.

3 posted on 07/27/2014 2:13:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

ROTFLOL


4 posted on 07/27/2014 2:15:44 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SunkenCiv
How is this significant?

I've read that the bacteria that is found in your bathroom commode can also be found on your pillow case in your bed.

5 posted on 07/27/2014 2:25:54 PM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: blam

Someone somewhere just paid millions for scientists to to figure out our ancestors had gum disease.

Next up, cave men cheat and touch themselves to cave drawings of boobs. What was thought for years to be highly religious symbols depicting sacred objects has found to be a simple sketch of female breasts. When questioned, scientists snickered and said, “boobies!”


6 posted on 07/27/2014 2:35:38 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: blam

Granted, I don’t wash my bed linens every week, but there’s nothing as old as Oetzi on here. BTW, using a big flatscreen TV as a monitor mitigates against getting out of bed all day.


7 posted on 07/27/2014 4:14:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

;’) We may be alone here.


8 posted on 07/27/2014 4:24:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

They found evidence for the presence of Treponema denticola, an opportunistic pathogen involved in the development of periodontal disease.

Guess he forgot to floss.


9 posted on 07/28/2014 8:24:45 AM PDT by ZULU (Go REDSKINS!!! Impeach Obama!!!)
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To: ZULU

Probably that’s what killed him.


10 posted on 07/30/2014 8:53:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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