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Podcast: Bacteria from the ancient city of Troy

Everyone knows the story of the Trojan horse. The Greeks, in a war against the Trojans, hid some soldiers inside a giant wooden horse and left it outside the city of Troy. Thinking that they’d won, the Trojans dragged the … Continue reading

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Microbes in an ancient mummy

Last month, researchers announced the discovery of ancient gut microbes in the frozen remains of a prehistoric mummy. DNA recovered from the bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, may ultimately change the way we think about the migration of our species. We spoke … Continue reading

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