By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A genetic study appearing online last night in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences supports the notion that Yersinia pestis was the bacterial species behind the Black Death plague — but hints that the Y. pestis variant involved in the pandemic may have since disappeared.

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