A 550-year-old microbiology lesson emerges from BC glacier

Ehman, Amy Jo
March 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/06/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 5, p678
Academic Journal
Reports on the discovery of a 550-year old corpse in a glacier in northern British Columbia. How microbiologist Harry Deneer will study the corpse to learn what diseases were common in its time and how the pathogens that caused them have evolved; Other tests to be performed, including a DNA profile; Release of the body after testing to be buried according to Aboriginal custom.


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