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Lice and Human Evolution

Icky and itchy, yes, but lice hold important clues to our evolution in their DNA.
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Fossils can tell us a lot about human evolution but still leave many questions unanswered. Now, there's another source of information—though it's not for the squeamish. After sucking our blood for millions of years, lice are suddenly proving their value: Their DNA turns out to hold a treasure trove of clues about our evolution.

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