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
New Mexico is re-doing its proposed science education standards after criticism, the Associated Press reports.
Agbio executives say gene editing will speed up breeding efforts, according to the Wall Street Journal.
La Trobe University's Jenny Graves has won the $250,000 Prime Minister's Prize for Science, the Guardian reports.
In Cell this week: post-treatment changes to melanoma genome, multi-omics analysis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, and more.