Earliest Known Human TB Found In 9,000 Year-old Skeletons

Friday, October 17, 2008 - 10:49 in Paleontology & Archaeology

The discovery of the earliest known cases of human tuberculosis in bones found submerged off the coast of Israel shows that the disease is 3000 years older than previously thought. Direct examination of this ancient DNA confirms the latest theory that bovine TB evolved later than human TB.

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