leprosy Ancient Leprosy Analysis Suggests High Pathogen Genetic Diversity in Medieval Europe Dramatic genetic diversity in Mycobacterium leprae isolates from medieval Europe could point to a long history or potential origins on the continent. Ancient DNA Analysis Indicates Certain HLA Allele Made Medieval Patients More Susceptible to Leprosy A team of European researchers analyzed DNA from infected medieval skeletons to find the HLA allele DRB1*15:01 was more common among leprosy patients. Leprosy Relapse, Reinfection Detected in Proof-of-Principle Sequencing Study Following treated leprosy patients, researchers saw three cases of recurrence that were classified as re-infection or relapse cases with genome sequences. Medieval Pilgrim Excavated in UK Carried Leprosy Strain That Still Circulates Genetic analysis indicated that he was infected with a strain now found in south-central and western Asia. Genome Sequencing Offers Clues to New Species of Leprosy-causing Bacterium An international team sequenced the genome of Mycobacterium lepromatosis, the species behind diffuse lepromatous leprosy, or Lucio's leprosy. Feb 2, 2015 Leprosy GWAS Uncovers Risk Variants, Relationship to Inflammatory Disease Oct 24, 2011 GWAS Exposes New Loci Linked to Leprosy Risk Apr 28, 2011 Genomic Study Points to Wild Armadillo Source for Leprosy Infections in Southern US Nov 2, 2009 International Team Resequences Trio of Leprosy Pathogen Genomes Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.