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Age-old cold case may shed light on crime scenes

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    http://www.smh.com.au/world/ageold-cold-case-may-shed-light-on-crime-scenes-20120503-1y1qs.html Age-old cold case may shed light on crime scenes May 4, 2012
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      Age-old cold case may shed light on crime scenes
      May 4, 2012
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      Otzi, Italy's prehistoric iceman who roamed the Alps some 5,300 years ago. Photo: Reuters

      As cold cases go, it does not get much colder than Otzi the Iceman, whose body was found frozen solid in the Italian Alps 5300 years after he died from an arrow wound.

      Since he was discovered by trekkers in 1991, scientists have mapped his DNA and figured out everything from what ailments he suffered to the last meal he ate.

      Now, using advanced nanotechnology, they have located traces of Otzi's blood, the oldest sample ever retrieved. The discovery sheds new light on the understanding of blood-ageing and may change the way police study blood found at modern crime scenes.


      Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/ageold-cold-case-may-shed-light-on-crime-scenes-20120503-1y1qs.html#ixzz1tvz9m12K


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