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This Week in Science

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.

For Fewer Mosquitos

NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: blood plasma lipidome analysis of Ebola patients, genome organization of the malaria-causing parasite, and more.

New funding will support genome-wide studies to uncover loci conferring immunity to a live-attenuated Plasmodium vaccine.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: metagenomic nanopore sequencing of Lassa fever outbreak, and more.

Researchers used genomic and transcriptomic data of isolates from seven Southeast Asian countries to find resistance-relevant pathways and expression quantitative trait loci.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.