The Nature of Things | Season 2013-14, Episode 12 | Aug 21, 2014 | 44:41

Secrets in the Bones: The Hunt for the Black Death Killer

It was once considered impossible to unmask an ancient killer by retrieving its DNA hidden for centuries. But today microbiologists are doing just that....... they are hunting down infamous mass murderers... like the Black Death.

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