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Researchers discover evidence of malaria in 2000-year-old ancient Roman remains

Researchers discover evidence of malaria in 2000-year-old ancient Roman remains

Scientists are inching closer to understanding malaria better thanks to new analysis of DNA fragments taken from ancient human teeth in Italy. The researchers found genomic evidence of the deadly mosquito-borne illness in the 2,000-year-old remains, enabling them to identify the exact species of malaria that infected the ancient Romans. The analysis of the teeth, […]