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Did Plague Push Immune System Evolution?

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Author Infectious Disease | Publish Date July 2, 2021

Scientists examining the remains of 36 bubonic plague victims from a 16th-century mass grave found evidence that evolutionary adaptive processes—driven by the organism—may have conferred immunity on later generations of people (Mol Biol Evol 2021 May 18. doi:10.1093/molbev/msab147).