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DNA and proteins from ancient books, music made from data, and the keys to poverty traps

Science Podcast
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This week we hear stories on turning data sets into symphonies for business and pleasure, why so much of the world is stuck in the poverty trap, and calls for stiffening statistical significance with Online News Editor David Grimm.

Sarah Crespi talks to news writer Ann Gibbons about the biology of ancient books—what can we learn from DNA, proteins, and book worm trails about a book, its scribes, and its readers?

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[Music: Jeffrey Cook]

doi:10.1126/science.aan7174

Sarah Crespi

Sarah Crespi is the Senior Multimedia Producer at Science and host of the Science Magazine Podcast.

David Grimm

David is the Online News Editor of Science.