Yep, Harvard Has a Book Bound in Human Skin (Video)

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June 5 2014 4:04 PM

Yep, Harvard Has a Book Bound in Human Skin

The title? Destinies of the Soul.

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Researchers used a technique called "mass peptide fingerprinting" to identify proteins in the book, ruling out other possible animal origins like cow, goat, or sheep.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.