NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DNA sequences from 1,000 year old lice picked from the hair of Peruvian mummies are revealing the tiny pests’ travels — and demonstrating a new trick that might also help track human migration patterns.
 

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

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