In PLOS this week: ramifications of sexual recombination in bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae genome sequences, and more.
In PLOS this week: sequence of babaco plant-infecting virus, expression profiles of virulent and non-virulent Trypanosoma cruzi, and more.
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.
In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.
The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.
Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.
In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.