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Researchers have genetically modified a fungus to kill malaria-spreading mosquitos, according to NPR.

This Week in PLOS

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.

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.

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The chief executive of the National Health Service in England is to call for tumor-agnostic drugs to be "fast-tracked," according to the Times.

Researchers in Australia are sequencing the Wollemi pine tree to try to protect it from extinction, Australia's ABC News reports.

Computerworld ranks Illumina as one of the top midsize organizations to work at in IT.

In Genome Research this week: links between biological aging and mutations affecting epigenetic regulators; long-read sequencing-based strategy to map chromatin accessibility; and more.