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Lice genes reveal human migration

| | March 1, 2013
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Lice genes could offer insights into human migration, according to new research.

The new analysis also suggests that efforts to eradicate the blood-sucking parasites may need to focus on local populations, rather than trying to tackle the creatures globally.

The findings, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, could help scientists understand how lice evolve resistance to insecticides.

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