Ötzi the Iceman: Researchers validate the stability of genetic markers

Posted by on February 16, 2017 1:45 pm
Categories: Science

Biomarkers are biological attributes that can give doctors or researchers clues about the health status or illnesses of a patient. Scientists are placing great hope in a new type of biomarker, so-called microRNAs. These short ribonucleic acid molecules are notable for their very high level of stability. Researchers have now established that such microRNAs can remain stable even after 5,300 years.

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