Leprosy has been striking dread in communities around the globe since ancient times, but fortunately for us, our defenses against the illness have evolved considerably over the centuries while the pathogen itself has not. That is the conclusion of a new study that compares the present-day alongside bacterium alongside the preserved genome of leprosy bacteria taken from Medieval-era grave sites and finds that both are remarkably alike... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.
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