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    Default Iceman Was a Medical Mess

    Julia Galef
    Feb. 29, 2012

    Few of our ancestors have been so thoroughly poked and prodded as Neolithic Tyrolean Iceman "Ötzi," discovered melting out of an Alpine glacier in 1991. Researchers have probed his stomach and bowels for traces of his last meal and analyzed his teeth for cavities. Now, an international team has sequenced his entire genome, and it turns out Ötzi still has some surprises in store.

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    'Earlier computer scans had revealed Ötzi's severe arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. But the new analysis shows that Ötzi had a genetic predisposition to the condition..... '

    That is very interesting!

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    Indeed! Makes us question how many of our present health issues are related to lifestyles, as opposed to genetics or some other cause.
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    In my ideal world, any physician will run a genetic test, and will try to figure out which genes are expressing and what might be causing those genes to express in just exactly that way, prior to applying any treatment at all. Oh well, one always can dream...

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    Yeah, dream on. I signed up with Ancestry.com. Once you have your data, I'm told that for a few extra bucks you can give that to 123andme, and they can give you medical info. It's a start...
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