The selective whole-genome amplification approach was successfully adapted to Plasmodium vivax, a parasite that is notoriously difficult to culture.
In PLOS this week: gut microbial communities of Kenyan children, transcriptional patterns in model of visceral leishmaniasis infection, and more.
The effectiveness of gene drives will likely be dampened by evolution, Nature News reports.
The sweep became more common in Anopheles funestus mosquitoes in Malawi and Mozambique after increased vector control efforts.
In Nature this week: Plasmodium genomes and evolution, novel developmental disorder loci, and more.
The new sequences also uncovered two new gene families likely involved in Plasmodium malariae's ability to invade host cells.
In PNAS this week: population genomic study of hematopoietic regulation, proteasome subunit patterns in cancer, and more.
In PNAS this week: link between gene flow restriction and insecticide resistance in malaria mosquitos, cotton leaf shape genetics, and more.
Imperial College London researchers are working on gene drives for mosquitos to fight malaria, NPR reports.
In PNAS this week: transcriptional control enables malaria parasite to get around disease control efforts, DNA methylation patterns in the Norway spruce, and more.
In Science this week: intellectual property landscape of CRISPR genome editing, and more.
A researcher has been convicted of conspiring to steal genetically engineered rice, Reuters reports.
Harvard Medical School's George Church says a woolly mammoth-elephant hybrid is only a few years away, according to the New Scientist.
Intel is ending its sponsorship of the International Science and Engineering Fair, the New York Times reports.