malaria Sequencing Analysis Traces Origins of Malaria-Causing Parasite to Southeast Asia Plasmodium vivax likely spread from Southeast Asia through a series of founder events, in contrast to a proposed out-of-Africa scenario. FNIH Panel on Gene Drive Regulation Emphasizes Need for Local Community Engagement Premium Researchers are hoping to make the technology a success for the environment and human health while avoiding the biases that resulted from the debate over GMOs. Malaria Parasites in Dry and Wet Season Exhibit Different Gene Transcription Profiles The findings gave insight into how Plasmodium falciparum persists as a subclinical infection during the dry season, when there are no mosquitoes to transmit it. Malaria Assays Use CRISPR for Point-of-Care Multispecies Detection Premium The diagnostics are capable of detecting fewer than two parasites per microliter of blood and would cost an estimated $.61 per test. Transcriptional Signatures May Identify Whether Malaria Vaccines Are Effective Researchers uncovered gene expression signatures that can predict whether someone may be protected by a malaria vaccine even before it is given. Dec 10, 2019 Co-Diagnostics Continues Global Expansion With Africa Alliance, New India Facility Premium Nov 14, 2019 Gene Screen Leads to Potential Malaria Targets in Liver-Stage Plasmodium Parasites Oct 31, 2019 Sherlock Biosciences Aims to Create Dx Tool for 'Where Testing Should be Done, But Isn't' Premium Aug 22, 2019 Malaria Cell Atlas Encompasses Transcriptomic Profiles Throughout Parasite's Life Cycle Jul 2, 2019 Vanderbilt Sample Prep Method May Enable Whole-Blood Malaria Drug Resistance Test at Point of Care Premium Apr 30, 2019 Malaria Test from Eiken Chemical Detects Less-Diagnosed Species Premium Mar 20, 2019 Insecticide Resistance Marker in Malaria Vector Tracks With Reduced Efficacy of Treated Bednets Mar 1, 2019 Origami-Inspired Microfluidic Technology May Enable Malaria Detection in Low-Resource Settings Premium Feb 8, 2019 U Maryland Researchers, Vaccine Maker Sanaria Collaborate on Plasmodium Sequencing Study Premium Dec 4, 2018 Malaria Drug Resistance Genetic Features Profiled in Southeast Asia Aug 20, 2018 Ape Parasite Genomes Suggest African Origin for Human Malaria-Causing Plasmodium Vivax Jun 27, 2018 Dual RNA Sequencing Enables Host-Pathogen Transcriptome Analysis of Uncomplicated, Severe Malaria May 21, 2018 Human Malaria Parasite's Evolution Refined by Genomes of Great Ape Pathogens May 3, 2018 Human Malaria Parasite Mutagenesis Highlights Essential Genes, Potential Drug Targets Apr 24, 2018 Sweet Wormwood Genome Provides Clues for Boosting Production of Antimalarial Compound Mar 27, 2018 Malaria Cell Atlas Tracks Parasite Activity With Single-Cell Transcriptomes Mar 8, 2018 Sickle Cell Origins Unraveled From Contemporary Genome Sequences Feb 2, 2018 Parasite Genome Analysis Points to Rapid Rise of Antimalarial Drug Resistance in Cambodia Jan 11, 2018 Malaria Parasite Sequences Highlight Drug Resistance Mutations, Potential Treatment Targets Nov 29, 2017 Mosquito Genomes Reveal High Diversity, Movement of Insecticide Resistance Genes Load More Breaking News Cytosine Base Editor Enables Genome-Wide Genetic Function Screening G42 Healthcare, Seegene to Offer Mobile Molecular Diagnostic Labs in Middle East, North Africa JP Morgan, Cowen Initiate Coverage of Singular Genomics Systems Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Danaher, Becton Dickinson, 23andMe, and More Berry Oncology, Alibaba Health Partner to Offer Early Cancer Screening, Health Services Roche Receives FDA EUA for PCR-Based, Point-of-Care SARS-CoV-2 Test The Scan Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research. Who's Getting the Patents? A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports. Other Uses CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2. PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.