A New Study Reveals the Oldest Bubonic Plague Genome to Date

Double burial of the two plague victims in the Samara region, Russia. Credit: V.V. Kondrashin and V.A. Tsybin; Spyrou et al. 2018. Analysis of 3,800-year-old Yersinia pestis genomes suggests Bronze Age origin for bubonic plague. Credit: Nature Communications.

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