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Vesuvius victim yields first human genome from Pompeii

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Two individuals found at the Pompeii building "Casa del Fabbro," translated as "House of the Blacksmith" Man's genome assembly had just 0.42x coverage, indicating that the reads had little overlap, and there were gaps. Results suggested the Pompeian man was genetically similar to modern Mediterranean populations.
1 month ago·Pompeii, Italy

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Ancient DNA reveals secrets of Pompeii victims

It is an almost complete set of "genetic instructions" from people who died when Mount Vesuvius erupted.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Pompeii victim’s genome successfully sequenced for first time

Scientists say man shares similarities with modern Italians and others who lived in region during Roman empire

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Independent

First human genome from Pompeii sequenced

The remains belonged to a man who was aged between 35 and 40 years at the time of the eruption that wiped out Pompeii.

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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Daily Mirror

Scientists sequence human genome of victims buried under Pompeii eruption

The two victims the researchers studied, according to anthropologist Dr Serena Viva from the University of Salento, were not attempting to escape when Pompeii was buried in volcanic ash

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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Daily Express

Pompeii breakthrough: Ancient DNA reveals secrets of doomed Roman city's residents

THE FIRST full human genome from an individual who died in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius has been sequenced, researchers report.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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CNN

Human genome of Pompeii victim sequenced for the first time

Pompeii is one of the world's most intensively studied archaeological sites but getting detailed genetic information from the skeletal remains preserved in the volcanic eruption had eluded scientists until now.

1 month ago·Atlanta, United States
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