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A Look at Leprosy over the Years (1 of 9)

Caption: This is a side view of the skull of Jorgen 625, a medieval leprosy case from Odense, Denmark. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the June 14, 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Dr. Schuenemann at the University of Tübingen in Tübingen, Germany, and colleagues was titled, "Genome-Wide Comparison of Medieval and Modern Mycobacterium leprae."

Credit: [Image © Ben Krause-Kyora]

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