Scientists have recreated the genome of a man who lived in Pompeii at the beginning of our era

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 Scientists have recreated the genome of a man who lived in Pompeii at the beginning of our era

The complete human genome has been successfully sequenced from the remains of a man who died in Pompeii in Italy after Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.

The extracted DNA was compared with samples obtained from 1030 other ancient and 471 modern humans from Western Eurasia. The comparison showed the greatest similarity with the DNA of modern inhabitants of the center of Italy.

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