The Silk Road delivered a genetic disease alongside goods and culture

Researchers have identified four new regions on the human genome associated with Behcet’s disease, a painful and potentially dangerous condition which causes inflammation of blood vessels in various parts of the body — the work was aided because the disease is found predominantly in people with ancestors along the Silk Road.

View the original article here: The Ancient Silk Road Delivered Culture, Goods…And A Genetic Disease

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