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Scientists trace 19 living relatives of Ötzi the Iceman whose 5,300-year-old body was found frozen in the Alps

12 Oct

Scientists trace 19 living relatives of Ötzi the Iceman whose 5,300-year-old body was found frozen in the Alps

 

Scientists in Austria have found 19 living  descendants of a prehistoric iceman whose 5,300-year-old body was found frozen  in the Alps.

Researchers from the Institute of Legal  Medicine at Innsbruck Medical University took DNA samples from blood donors in  Tyrol in the west of the country.

They managed to match a particular genetic  mutation with that of Ötzi, whose body was discovered back in 1991.Descendants: Scientists have found 19 living relatives of Ötzi the Iceman who was found frozen in the Alps

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2453857/Scientists-trace-19-living-relatives-tzi-Iceman-5-300-year-old-body-frozen-Alps.html#ixzz2hXrcxx00 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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