Could a 16thC mummy hold the clue to Hep B?

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Could a 16thC mummy hold the clue to Hep B?
« on: 14/06/2012 13:36:18 »
They've looked at the mummy of a 16th century Korean child and manage to not only extract preserved organ tissue from its liver. They have actually managed to sequence hepatitis B virus from this child’s liver from 500 years ago.
Read a transcript of the interview by clicking here

or [chapter podcast=4014 track=12.06.14/Naked_Genetics_12.06.14_10310.mp3] Listen to it now[/chapter] or [download as MP3]
« Last Edit: 14/06/2012 13:36:18 by _system »