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News & Views: Stomach of ancient iceman held microbes like ours
Posted on January 11, 2016 by Katherine Malanson | Categories: ID Unit2, Infectious Disease | | Add comment |

EURAC/Marion Lafogler

Scientists analyzed the tummy of a 5,300-year-old ice mummy and found bacteria that many modern humans still carry. The results, published in the journal Science, suggest that the community of microbes living on and in humans has existed for millennia.

Read more at NPR.org.