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What kinds of viruses were circulating in Mediaeval Europe? How different were the viruses that existed among the populations of South America before the Europeans arrived? The door is now open for studying ancient infections, as a group of researchers from Helsinki and Edinburgh have been the first to find the genetic material of a human virus from old human bones. Their study analysed the skeletal remains of Second World War casualties.
Viruses, too, are our fingerprint | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

A group of researchers from Helsinki and Edinburgh have been the first to find the genetic material of a human virus from old human bones. Their study analysed the skeletal remains of Second World War casualties.