This Week in PLOS

A PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases paper by investigators in Colombia relied on human genetic clues when considering the origin of leprosy in that country. Using three-dozen ancestry informative markers, the team tested samples from 118 leprosy-infected individuals and 116 leprosy-free controls from Colombia's Atlantic and Andean regions. It also did genotyping on the Mycobacterium leprae isolates involved in these infections.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.