Variant in the NOD2 gene associated with greater susceptibility to leprosy in Asians, according to the 23andMe blog. The risk allele is C, and the odds ratio is 1.59.
Another gene associated with susceptibility to leprosy is TNFSF15. SNPs in both the NOD2 and TNFSF15 genes are also associated with susceptibility to Crohn's disease.
||Genomewide Association Study of Leprosy
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