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Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Molecular Evolution Research

Caption: A new study led by Kevin Johnson of the Illinois Natural History Survey (seated, at left), with (from left to right) entomology professor Barry Pittendrigh, animal biology professor Ken Paige and postdoctoral researcher Julie Allen, indicates lice are evolving faster than their human and chimpanzee hosts.

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