A study led by UCL scientist Helen Donoghue has used genetic analysis of skeletons 9,000 years old to find that they were infected with tuberculosis. They are the earliest known cases of TB to be confirmed with DNA testing, and make the case for TB occurring 3,000 years earlier than thought and not having evolved from the first domesticated cattle, reports this Discover blog post.

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