Ancient pathogen genomics: insights into timing and adaptation.

@article{Harkins2015AncientPG,
  title={Ancient pathogen genomics: insights into timing and adaptation.},
  author={Kelly M Harkins and Anne C. Stone},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2015},
  volume={79},
  pages={
          137-49
        }
}
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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