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From the Ted Talk by Christina Warinner: Tracking ancient diseases using ... plaque

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Have you ever wondered what is inside your dental plaque? Probably not, but people like me do. I'm an archeological geneticist at the Center for Evolutionary mnediice at the uvsitniery of zicurh, and I sdtuy the origins and evolution of human health and disease by conducting genetic research on the skeletal and mummified remains of ancient humans. And through this work, I hope to better uadsntnerd the evolutionary vulnerabilities of our bodies, so that we can improve and better manage our health in the future.

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Have you ever wondered what is inside your dental plaque? Probably not, but people like me do. I'm an archeological geneticist at the Center for Evolutionary ________ at the __________ of ______, and I _____ the origins and evolution of human health and disease by conducting genetic research on the skeletal and mummified remains of ancient humans. And through this work, I hope to better __________ the evolutionary vulnerabilities of our bodies, so that we can improve and better manage our health in the future.

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  3. understand
  4. zurich
  5. medicine

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Have you ever wondered what is inside your dental plaque? Probably not, but people like me do. I'm an archeological geneticist at the Center for Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich, and I study the origins and evolution of human health and disease by conducting genetic research on the skeletal and mummified remains of ancient humans. And through this work, I hope to better understand the evolutionary vulnerabilities of our bodies, so that we can improve and better manage our health in the future.

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