DNA in Viking Poop Sheds New Light on 55,000-Year-Old Relationship Between Gut Companions

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Summary: Stool samples taken from Viking latrines allowed researchers to map the genome of the Whipworm parasite. The study maps the parasite’s global spread and relationship with human beings. Source: University of Copenhagen Using stool samples from Viking latrines, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have genetically mapped one of the oldest human parasites – the whipworm.  The ...

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