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In this week's Nature, a team led by scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute publishes a study in which the genomes of two Plasmodium species were used to gain insights into the evolution of malaria parasites. Using a new reference genome for Plasmodium malariae and a manually curated draft of the P. ovale curtisi genome, the researchers were able to accurately place the two species within the Plasmodium phylogeny.

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Researchers have sequenced the genome of the depth-dwelling giant squid.

Prosecutors have charged a former Drexel University professor with theft for allegedly spending federal grant money on adult entertainment and other unrelated expenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

Chris Collins, a former US representative, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in an insider trading case involving an Australian biotechnology firm, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: Trypanosoma brucei transcripts, estimate of people at risk of inherited retinal disease, and more.