A team from the UK and Kenya describe a sequencing-based strategy for characterizing cell surface proteins that the Trypanosoma congolense trypanosome parasite uses to evade the human immune system. The researchers focused on a form of antigenic variation involving variant surface glycoprotein (VSG) switching, using their deep sequence- and motif-based Variant Antigen Profile method to assess genome sequence data from 41 T.

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