Broad Scientists Use Targeted and Global Approach in Malaria Studies | GenomeWeb

Though not the most glamorous of research organisms, the malarial parasite — in particular Plasmodium falciparum, the most common one — is a significant public health concern. According to the World Health Organization, 1 million people die each year from malaria. The Broad Institute's project is using genome-wide and targeted SNP genotyping to get a handle on the parasitic organism to learn about malaria and, ultimately, improve public health.

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