By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a paper appearing online last night in PLoS Genetics, researchers from the US, Senegal, and Nigeria reported that they have successfully used natural selection signals, along with a genome-wide association approach, to find genes that seem to influence how the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum dodges drug treatments.

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