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Leprosy susceptibility genes reported

"Though leprosy is not common, the discoveries have significant ramifications for chronic infectious disorders and for host-pathogen interactions in other more prevalent mycobacterial diseases such as tuberculosis, said Edison Liu, M.D., Executive Director of GIS, one of the research institutes sponsored by Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

"This study represents one of the largest and best organized studies of the host genetics in infectious diseases published," added Dr. Liu.
 
 

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