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The Black Death 700 years ago affects your health now

The Black Death 700 years ago affects your health now

Up to half of people died when the Black Death swept through Europe in the mid-1300s. A pioneering study analysing the DNA of centuries-old skeletons found mutations that helped people survive the plague. But those same mutations are linked to auto-immune diseases afflicting people today. The Black Death is one of the most significant, deadliest and bleakest moments in human …

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