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.
Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.
People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.
Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.
In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.