News of the WeekMicrobiology

Global Spread of Leprosy Tied to Human Migration

+ See all authors and affiliations

Science  13 May 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5724, pp. 936-937
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5724.936a

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Summary

On page 1040, microbiologists use rare DNA differences among leprosy strains culled from various corners of the world to infer an East African or Near East origin of the disease.