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Illustration of people dying from the Black Death
Genes that Aided Black Death Survival Linked to Autoimmunity
A new study points to repercussions of the Medieval pandemic for the health of modern humans.
Genes that Aided Black Death Survival Linked to Autoimmunity
Genes that Aided Black Death Survival Linked to Autoimmunity

A new study points to repercussions of the Medieval pandemic for the health of modern humans.

A new study points to repercussions of the Medieval pandemic for the health of modern humans.

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