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Posted by: swd123, Thursday, May 3, 2012, 3:41am
Just read an interesting article


http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/nm/italy-scientists-say-they-have-found-oldest-human-blood
Posted by: Possum, Thursday, May 3, 2012, 4:15am; Reply: 1
Wow that is interesting ;)
Posted by: Cristina, Thursday, May 3, 2012, 4:23am; Reply: 2
WOW!!!  I only skimmed through it ... rushing a bit trying to make it to Pilates at 5:00pm this afternoon ... but I was able to pick up that they already identified it as a man with cardiovascular disease and lactose intolerant???!!! dare to guess genotype? .... Amaze they can do that these days from 3500 year old blood!!!
8) :)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, May 3, 2012, 4:41am; Reply: 3
More complete article

http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2012/04/26/rsif.2012.0174.full.pdf+html?sid=c2927b9e-f31d-4906-bfaa-b202a54ab641
Posted by: Possum, Thursday, May 3, 2012, 10:02am; Reply: 4
Quoted from Cristina
Amazed they can do that these days from 3500 year old blood!!! 8) :)
Amazingly actually 5,300 yr old blood ;)

Posted by: Cristina, Thursday, May 3, 2012, 10:40am; Reply: 5
... I was playing it safe ...    ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Possum, Thursday, May 3, 2012, 10:45am; Reply: 6
;)
Posted by: Spring, Thursday, May 3, 2012, 1:30pm; Reply: 7
I agree! This is amazing for several different reasons!! Thanks for posting, swd123!
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, May 3, 2012, 4:05pm; Reply: 8
Wow!  He had brown eyes and was infected with Lyme.  Predisposition to cardiovascular disease and was lactose intolerant.  Wow!  The blood tells it like it is!  :)
Posted by: 14442 (Guest), Thursday, May 3, 2012, 4:59pm; Reply: 9
I haven't read it yet but 5,300 is recent history, not old lol.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, May 4, 2012, 5:29pm; Reply: 10
What was his blood type? The article I read didn't mention it, and C_Sharp's link is long and I don't have the time to read it in depth right now. I couldn't find the blood type info from skimming it.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, May 4, 2012, 5:47pm; Reply: 11
Quoted Text
had ... type-O blood ...

"It is very interesting to see that the red blood cells can last for such a long time,"
Posted by: DoS, Friday, May 4, 2012, 11:02pm; Reply: 12
Ha!!!!!!!!!!!

That is great, now all the people claiming Dr D's guess ( as opposed to their guess ) about the oldest blood type have to admit that he is currently correct for the known oldest.
Posted by: RedLilac, Sunday, May 6, 2012, 2:20pm; Reply: 13
Very interesting – thanks for sharing.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, May 7, 2012, 7:50pm; Reply: 14
This just proves that type O blood existed 5,300 years ago. It does not prove that type A or B or AB blood didn't co-exist, since we only have the one sample.
Posted by: paul clucas, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 5:11pm; Reply: 15
Does anyone know what type Cheddar man was?  They seem to have his full DNA reconstructed, so it should not be a mystery.

Do Cro-magnon, Denisovan, and Neanderthal DNA have ABO blood types?
Posted by: shoulderblade, Thursday, May 10, 2012, 3:08pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from paul clucas
Does anyone know what type Cheddar man was?  They seem to have his full DNA reconstructed, so it should not be a mystery.
Do Cro-magnon, Denisovan, and Neanderthal DNA have ABO blood types?

As far as I know the blood type is not known. The DNA that was decoded was the partial Mitochondrial, which can be extracted from bone, rather than full Nuclear DNA.

I imagine this would go for the others as well.

I an not really certain on that but I have never blood type noted for any ancient find.

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