Technology brings new life to the study of diseases in old bones

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New technology that can analyse diseases in ancient skeletons has yielded fascinating results in a study led by Durham University.

Professor Charlotte Roberts of Durham’s Department of Archaeology, working in partnership with Professor Terry Brown from the University of Manchester, used a new system that can scrutinise millions of gene sequences within seconds. They used the method to identify tuberculosis (TB) genes in a female skeleton from the 19th Century found in a Leeds crypt.


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