• For the first time, scientists have completely sequenced the genome of the victims of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius

    Previously, researchers could only sequence short fragments of mitochondrial DNA of some people and animals who died from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius near Naples in AD 79 A team of scientists from the universities of Rome and Salento (Italy), the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), the University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and the University of California (United States) reported the first successful sequencing of the entire genome of a man who died in Pompeii in late August, 79 AD, due to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The results of this…

    May 29, 2022