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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.

By detecting as little as one parasite per microliter of whole blood, the test could be used to further future efforts aimed at malaria eradication.

Two independent research teams linked plasmepsin 2 and plasmepsin 3 gene amplifications to piperaquine resistance.

Researchers have filled in an important gap in the historical record for global malaria distribution with these missing European strain sequences.

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.