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An international team of researchers has uncovered leprosy in red squirrels of the British Isles.

This Week in PLOS

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.

This Week in PNAS

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.

Using whole-genome sequencing and genotyping, an international research team has garnered evidence that many Mycobacterium leprae pathogens involved in human leprosy cases in the southern US share a genetic profile with leprosy-causing bacteria found in wild armadillos in that area.

Using Sanger and second-generation sequencing approaches, researchers re-sequenced Mycobacterium leprae strains from Brazil, Thailand, and the US.

In Science this week: genetic analysis of pollutant-tolerant fish, and more.

Researchers have found a rare carbapenem resistance gene on a US pig farm, NBC News reports.

New York officials are considering the use of a familial DNA search to get a lead on a suspect in the strangulation death of a runner.

NIH Director Francis Collins has selected a retired Army major general and cardiologist for the CEO spot at the agency's embattled Clinical Center.