Friday, January 8, 2016

The 5300-year-old Helicobacter pylori genome of the Iceman

''...On the infectious disease side, past work suggested Ötzi had intestinal parasites that may have been common at the time. Metagenomic sequencing uncovered DNA sequences that appeared to stem from Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacteria that causes Lyme disease, though it is unclear that he suffered from symptoms of that disease...''

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