Ötzi the Iceman stirs up enthusiasm for genetics

The popularity of recent news reports on the DNA of the mummy Ötzi remind us that genetic breakthroughs are reaching far beyond white-lab-coat laboratories. Right now, the cost of DNA testing is affordable, genetic research is growing exponentially, and finally—legally speaking—your DNA is yours. Will 2013 be remembered as the year that genetics went main stream?

In 2013, no longer is it just a handful of scientists debating, or even caring, when the most recent common male ancestor to all humans may have lived. We now have enough information and knowledge for genetic enthusiasts to contribute in pretty significant ways.

Read the full, original story here: Ötzi the Iceman Leads a Wave of Genetics Buzz

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