Skull (image) Kiel University 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 Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.