Gallstone from a mummified 16th century prince used to reconstruct the ancient genome of E. coli

When you think about precious crown jewels, a 400-year-old gallstone is probably not what springs to mind! However, a team of scientists have found something very valuable inside calcified balls extracted from a 16th century Italian prince’s gallbladder. Remnants of early E. Coli were found to be present, and researchers from McMaster University in Canada … Read more