Link: Black Death Left a Mark on Human Genome

> The Black Death didn’t just wipe out millions of Europeans during the 14th century. It left a mark on the human genome, favoring those who carried certain immune system genes, according to a new study. Those changes may help explain why Europeans respond differently from other people to some diseases and have different susceptibilities to autoimmune disorders.

More here: [Science](http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/02/black-death-left-mark-human-genome).

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