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TED Talks: Season 2012

2012x30 Christina Warinner: Tracking ancient diseases using ... plaque
TV-PG

  • 2012-04-20T05:00:00+01:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Imagine what we could learn about diseases by studying the history of human disease, from ancient hominids to the present. But how? TED Fellow Christina Warinner is an achaeological geneticist, and she's found a spectacular new tool -- the microbial DNA in fossilized dental plaque.

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