European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC))
Eye color is just one of the fascinating things scientists are learning about the bronze age 'iceman'.
(My FOX DC)- Scientists already knew Oetzi, named that by researchers because they found him in the Italian part of the Oeztal Alps, died from an arrow. Now, the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen reported, they know his entire genetic make-up.
DNA sequencing shows he was genetically predisposed to cardiovascular diseases, even though he wasn't overweight and he likely got lots of exercise.
"It indicates that cardiovascular disease is by no means an illness chiefly associated with modern lifestyles," anthropologist Albert Zink stated in the academy's press release.
Other facts discovered by the study, printed in the journal Nature , include that Oetzi had type-O blood, was lactose intolerant, and had a bacterium known to cause the tick-carried Lyme disease. Read more here...