The History of Leith

October 13, 2011

London ‘plague pits’ yield secrets of how the Black Death evolved from harmless soil bug

DNA experts have sequenced the entire genome of the bubonic plague in a bid to help understand the spread of infectious diseases. It is first time scientists have been able to reconstruct an ancient pathogen and it will allow researchers to track changes in its evolution and virulence over time. for more click here

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