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This week in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, an international team led by investigators at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute report the genome and transcriptome of the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni. The team's data now appear in a searchable format in both the GeneDM and SchistroDB databases.

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In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.