Ancient Women’s Teeth Reveal Origins of 14-Century Black Death

[ad_1] In 1338 or 1339 “Bačaq, a faithful woman” in her 40s who stood just four feet, eight inches, died and was buried in the Kara-Djigach cemetery, about seven miles outside Bishkek, the capital of what is now Kyrgyzstan. Her tombstone was inscribed in Syriac, an...

Completing the Human Genome Sequence (Again)

[ad_1] A fundamental characteristic of the field of genomics is aspiring to be comprehensive. After all, genomics is the study of all of an organism’s DNA: its genome. Scientists in the Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) consortium have now reported the first truly complete...