In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.
Single-cell transcriptomic profiles for more than 1,700 malaria-causing Plasmodium berghei parasites revealed gene expression patterns that differ by parasite stage.
In Genome Research this week: copy number variant analysis of Anopheles gambiae, comparison of approaches to predict transcription factor activity, and more.
The test uses unique PCR chemistries as well as a streamlined sample prep method to detect resistance mutations without DNA extraction.
Researchers have genetically modified a fungus to kill malaria-spreading mosquitos, according to NPR.
In PLOS this week: exome sequencing ties PIK3C2A mutation to new Mendelian disorder, genetic profiles of Plasmodium species in Namibia, and more.
The test for P. vivax-associated malaria was developed with support from FIND and will be distributed by Human Diagnostics Worldwide.
In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.
Researchers designed a PCR-based test for pyrethroid resistance based on a cytochrome P450 allele that is common in Anopheles funestus mosquitoes from Malawi.
The researchers said that affordable tests that can differentiate malaria from similar diseases is vital for administering the most targeted treatment for patients.
The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.
In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.
MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.