Uncovering The History Of Medieval Leprosy With Genomics Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Scientists are using thousand-year-old remains to help reconstruct the genomes of the medieval leprosy pathogen and uncover the history of the disease. Researchers wrote in Science magazine about how they used the remains of skeletons to successfully reconstruct a dozen medieval and modern genomes of the leprosy-causing bacteria Mycobacterium ...
June 14, 2013 - redOrbit
Genome decoding of the medieval leprosy pathogen ( Kiel University ) From skeletons and biopsies, an international team of scientists was successful in reconstructing a dozen medieval and modern genomes of the leprosy-causing bacteria Mycobacterium leprae.
June 14, 2013 - EurekAlert!