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  1. Shilpa Sadarangani

    I found this article very interesting. I knew that the bubonic plague was still around today but that it was rare, but I didn’t know that so many differences were present in how the DNA acted in the past when it swept through Europe and how it acts today. I thought it was surprising that both diseases were caused by the same microbe and that the DNA of that microbe was the same. I’m curious to know what caused the differences in how the plague acted in the past versus now if genetic mutations aren’t to blame. I think it’ll be interesting to see what scientists come up with as time and technology progresses.

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