Martin Richards

Oct. 31, 2008

The Secret of The Mummy's DNA

We'll get a Halloween-day look at new DNA analysis of Oetzi, a mummified man from 5300 years ago who was discovered in a melting glacier in the Italian Alps.

mummy, dna, mitochondrial dna, evolution

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Medical Oddities from the Bowels of the Mütter

\t"Disturbingly informative," is how museum director Robert Hicks describes Philadelphia's Mütter Museum--items of interest include a gangrenous hand, wax models of extinct diseases, deformed bones and body parts. Now imagine what's in the basement. Science Friday got a behind-the-scenes tour.

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