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SciTech Now Episode 237

In this episode of SciTech Now, the importance of clear medical communication; what can dental plaque tell us about our ancestors?; a new sketching technology for the 21st century; the best ways to reduce, reuse and recycle; and making health professions more diverse and equal.

What can dental plaque tell us about our ancestors?

As small children, we learn the importance of brushing and flossing our teeth. But as it turns out, a little tartar may be a good thing, at least for anthropologists studying early modern humans. Plaque contains genetic information that offers clues about how early humans lived millions of years ago. Professor Christina Warriner, a pioneer […]