Contact: Almut Nebel
Caption: This is the skull of a ca. 25-year-old woman with leprosy from the medieval cemetery of St. Jørgensen, Denmark. The genetic material extracted from her skeleton enabled the decoding of the genome of the leprosy pathogen.
Credit: Photo: Ben Krause-Kyora, Copyright: Kiel University
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