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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genome-wide knockout screens to find essential genes are proving useful not only in cancer research, but also in parasitology. A new study published today in Cell describes a method to find essential genes in Toxoplasma gondii, which could also help scientists better understand the biology of the closely-related malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum.

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