NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A pair of studies has linked gene amplifications on chromosome 14 to drug resistance among malaria parasites.

Some 200 million people are infected and half a million die each year from malaria. In Southeast Asia, first-line treatment for malaria is typically a combination therapy of artemisinin and piperaquine. While resistance to artemisinin began to emerge there more than seven years ago, resistance to piperaquine in the malaria-causing parasite Plasmodium falciparum has developed more recently.

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