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With Help of Victims From 1849, Scientists Decode Early Strain of Cholera

The New York Times article on McMaster Ancient DNA Centre researchers' identification of cholera in 165 preserved intestines.

Feb 05, 2014

Author: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Media: The New York Times

Date: January 8, 2014

Using bits of human intestine stored in a Philadelphia medical museum in 1849, scientists have decoded the genes of an early form of cholera, the deadly diarrheal disease that first swept the globe just a few decades earlier.

With Help of Victims From 1849, Scientists Decode Early Strain of Cholera - The New York Times