Our Genes May Have Mutated to Prevent the Plague, but It May Not Be a Good Thing

Last Week in Medicine

Y. pestis isolated by Ricardo Jorge during the 1899 Porto plague outbreak — António Plácido da Costa (1848–1916), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Bubonic plague victims-mass grave in Martigues, France 1720–1721 — S. Tzortzis, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Natural Selection vs. Gene Drift

The Triumph of Death by Pieter Bruegel the Elder — Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The Exchange: Plague or Other Autoimmune Diseases

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