Leprosy DNA extracted from medieval skeletons in Denmark — The Archaeology News Network

The Danish medieval town of Odense is the final resting place for hundreds of people who died with a frightening disease: Leprosy. Skeletons from a leprosy hospital in Odense, Denmark. Even after being buried for 700 years, scientists can still find traces of leprosy bacteria in the old bones [Credit: Dorthe Pedersen]They didn’t know at…

via Leprosy DNA extracted from medieval skeletons in Denmark — The Archaeology News Network

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