June 14, 2013
Another Legacy of the Crusades: Leprosy
Melissa Hogenboom, BBC News
The genetic code of leprosy-causing bacteria from 1,000-year-old skeletons has been laid bare.
Similarities between these old strains of the bug and those prevalent today have given scientists unique insights into the spread of the disease.
TAGGED: Skeletons, Crusades, Leprosy