Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, have developed a freely available bioinformatics pipeline called the Plasmodium Typing Utility Software (Platypus) that uses a mix of well-known and novel algorithms to identify genomic variants in short-read sequencing data from pathogenic and non-pathogenic eukaryotes such as Plasmodium.

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