NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Results of the largest-to-date genome-wide association study of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum have revealed new elements of the genetics underpinning the development of resistance to artemisinin, one of the most effective antimalarial drugs.

According to the authors of the study, published today in Nature Genetics, this better picture of a relatively complex genomic contribution to drug resistance could help improve early detection of its development.

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