Mike the Mad Biologist

Category archives for Yersinia

Unnecessary Bioterrorism Hysteria

A recent post about the looming specter of bioterrorism by William Lind due to ‘biohacking’ seems overblown to me. But before I get Lind, what I find particularly disturbing about hyping a non-existent bioterror threat is that it makes combating infectious disease–the stuff that kills millions worldwide–much harder due to unnecessary regulations and restrictions. Onto…

Yersinia pestis and the Black Death

ScienceBlogling Tara has a great four part series examining the question of did Yersinia pestis cause the Black Death. Tara speak, you listen!