Ancient pathogen genomics: insights into timing and adaptation.

  title={Ancient pathogen genomics: insights into timing and adaptation.},
  author={Kelly M Harkins and A. Stone},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  • Kelly M Harkins, A. Stone
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of human evolution
  • Disease is a major cause of natural selection affecting human evolution, whether through a sudden pandemic or persistent morbidity and mortality. Recent contributions in the field of ancient pathogen genomics have advanced our understanding of the antiquity and nature of human-pathogen interactions through time. Technical advancements have facilitated the recovery, enrichment, and high-throughput sequencing of pathogen and parasite DNA from archived and archaeological remains. These time… CONTINUE READING
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