Genetic causes of bone tumors discovered in 1,000-year-old Irish skeletons

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Two men buried long ago in a medieval graveyard in Co. Donegal had a genetic condition called multiple osteochondromas, which causes benign bone tumors. One of the disease mutations is a new discovery, so this is the first time such information has been unlocked from ancient genomic data.

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