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PBS NewsHour | Reconstructing Black Death: Why Was Plague Microbe so Deadly? | PBS

Duration: 06:22
Program: PBS NewsHour #10175
Broadcast Date: Oct. 13, 2011

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.

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Post Date: October 13, 2011