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Ancient Plague's DNA Revived From A 1,500-Year-Old Tooth

NPR Shots story on work from the McMaster Ancient DNA Centre's identification of the Justinian Plague.

Feb 05, 2014

Author: NELL GREENFIELDBOYCE

Media: NPR Shots

Date: January 29, 2014 2:59 AM

Scientists have reconstructed the genetic code of a strain of bacteria that caused one of the most deadly pandemics in history nearly 1,500 years ago.

Ancient Plague's DNA Revived From A 1,500-Year-Old Tooth - NPR Shots