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Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006
NIAID MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Examining Genetic Variability of Malaria Parasite Offers Insight into Prevention, Drug Resistance and New Therapeutic Targets for Malaria
“A genome-wide map of diversity in Plasmodium falciparum,” by S Volkman et al. Nature Genetics DOI: 10.1038/ng1930 (2006). This study was conducted by scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health; the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard; Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal; the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; and Harvard Medical School.
“Genome-wide variation and identification of vaccine targets in the Plasmodium falciparum genome,” by J Mu et al. Nature Genetics DOI: 10.1038/ng1924 (2006). This study was conducted by scientists in NIAID’s Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research; North Carolina State University; and the University of Oxford.
Martin John Rogers, Ph.D., Parasite Biology/Parasite Genomics Program Officer, Parasitology and International Programs Branch, NIAID Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases for the article by S Volkman et al.
Maria Y. Giovanni, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Microbial Genomics and Advanced Technology, NIAID Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, can comment on NIAID’s Microbial Sequencing Center.
Xinzhuan Su, Ph.D., Senior Investigator and Head of the Malaria Genomics Section, NIAID Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research for the study by J Mu et al.
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Last Updated December 10, 2006