NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Plasmodium vivax parasite species behind most human malaria cases in Asia and Latin America can be traced back to Africa, where some ape species are still frequently afflicted with the parasite, according to a Nature Communications study.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

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