Human migration patterns could be revealed in lice genes

02/27/2013 | LiveScience.com

A new study of lice genes could help trace human migration patterns, researchers say. Lice found in Honduras are similar to Asian lice, while lice found in New York are closely related to those in Europe. The findings, published in the journal PLoS ONE, also recommends fighting lice locally, rather than globally, to target regional genetic differences.

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