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A LITTLE DNA HISTORY

Because your ancestor survived the Black Death, you might get Crohn's illness, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus, according to a study❗



Four genes linked to contemporary illnesses were discovered by analyzing ancient DNA recovered in the bones of Black Death survivors.


A biological legacy from our medieval ancestors has been left for us, making us more prone to certain ailments today due to genes that may have helped them survive the Black Death.


The Black Death, which swept through Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa in the fourteenth century and wiped out up to 30% to 50% of the population, was the single deadliest incident in recorded history.


Author and medical historian Monica H. Green, who has extensively researched the Black Death, praised the research as "very outstanding."


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