NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers have identified genetically diverse sub-species of Plasmodium knowlesi, a malaria-causing parasite that can infect humans but is best known for affecting long-tailed macaques and pig-tailed macaques.

An international research team sequenced and compared genome sequences for four dozen P. knowlesi isolates from Malaysian Borneo to one another and to lab lines originating from the Philippines and the Malaysian peninsula that have been grown in rhesus macaques since the 1960s.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.