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What’s in that tea? DNA reveals footprints of bugs that went before

A woman's hands holding a white cup with chamomile tea in a teabag steeping in water.

Tests of tea and dried herbs yielded evidence of the creatures that walked across, pooed on or otherwise interacted with the leaves. Credit: Tetra/Getty

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Nature 606, 626 (2022)



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