Following treated leprosy patients, researchers saw three cases of recurrence that were classified as re-infection or relapse cases with genome sequences.
In PLOS this week: social environment contributes to phenotypic variation, zebu genetic patterns and population structure, and more.
Genetic analysis indicated that he was infected with a strain now found in south-central and western Asia.
An international team of researchers has uncovered leprosy in red squirrels of the British Isles.
In PLOS this week: leprosy origins in Colombian populations, gene expression study of fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans, and more.
DNA and other analyses of an ancient leprosy victim found in the UK suggest a possible Scandinavian origin for the infecting strain, the Guardian reports.
In PNAS this week: genomic characterization of Trichodesmium erythraeum cyanobacteria strain, comparison of two leprosy-associated bacteria, and more.
An international team sequenced the genome of Mycobacterium lepromatosis, the species behind diffuse lepromatous leprosy, or Lucio's leprosy.
Through a multi-stage genome-wide association study, researchers found six new leprosy risk loci, including sites previously linked to inflammatory disease.
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.
Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.
Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.
In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.