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.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

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