This Week in PLOS

A PLOS Pathogens paper considered population genetics in Plasmodium knowlesi, a malaria-causing parasite that's on the rise in macaques from Malaysia and other parts of South Asia. Researchers from the UK, Malaysia, and the Netherlands used species-specific microsatellite profiling to test samples from 47 wild macaque infections and more than 550 human infections with P. knowlesi from 10 sites spanning almost 1,000 miles.

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