DailyDirt: Studying Our Ancient Ancestors

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Genetic testing is becoming more and more common now. The costs have come down dramatically in a very short time, but our methods of interpreting the results could still stand to mature a bit. DNA is everywhere, and some of the most interesting DNA is from ancient remains that have been preserved naturally in glaciers or by mummifying techniques practiced by ancient Egyptians. We may never get a clear picture of prehistoric people, but some DNA evidence could help clear up a few mysteries (or start some strange protests?). After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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Filed Under: ancestors, biology, cats, dna, genetics, institute for mummies and the iceman, king tut, mummies, red blood cells


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  1. identicon
    Pixelation, 11 May 2016 @ 5:40pm

    "the very aptly named Institute for Mummies and the Iceman -- which also sounds like an awesome band. "

    The "Grateful Dead" having already been taken...

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

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    Anonymous Coward, 11 May 2016 @ 9:47pm

    I'm wondering how many times a day IMI researchers have to tolerate 'the guy that always has jerky with him' making Emperor Nimbala references. How much other field-specific humor could there be outside of variations on the mummy/mommy thing? (OK, asking about the Iceman and why he cometh might be funny a few times...)

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]


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