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A new study seeks to determine how one parasitic species can give rise to two drastically different outcomes in its host: The human body louse (Pediculus humanus) can transmit dangerous bacterial infections to humans, while the human head louse (also Pediculus humanus) does not.
In a study published online in Genome Research, scientists have analyzed the mitochondrial genome of the human body louse and discovered that it is fragmented into many pieces â€“ a remarkable finding in animals that will surely spark discussion about how it evolved and what advantages it might confer.
Lice from 1,000-year-old mummies in Peru may unravel important clues about a different sort of passage: the migration patterns of Americaâ€™s earliest humans, a new University of Florida study suggests.
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