- Not Exactly Rocket Science
Full genome of Otzi the Iceman is published
After years of anticipation, the full genome of Otzi the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old mummy found in the Alps, has finally been published. The genome reveals that Otzi carried a large genomic region known as the ‘Y chromosome’, which significantly increases the risk of traipsing about in the a*se-end of nowhere with very little protective clothing, and getting shot by arrows.
Image © South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
[For a more serious take, see here. And as Carl Zimmer notes, I’m suffering from YAGS]