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Since British geneticist Anthony Allison found that individuals with a mutated copy of the sickle cell anemia gene are protected from malaria 67 years ago, researchers have wondered about the relationship between the two diseases, says Nature News' Meredith Wadman. Now, thanks to a new paper in Science, they have an answer.

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