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Reconstructing Black Death: Why Was Plague Microbe so...

Clip: 10/13/2011 | 6m 21s

Researchers announced Wednesday that they've managed to reconstruct the genome of the Black Death, the illness that wiped out around half of Europe's population in just a few years in the mid-1300s. Ray Suarez discusses the developments with geneticist Hendrick Poinar of McMaster University.

Aired: 10/13/11

Rating: NR

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