By Andrea Anderson

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – By re-sequencing and analyzing the genome of Plasmodium vivax directly from an infected patient's blood, an international research team has identified several genes that appear to be under selection — and may contribute to drug resistance — in the malaria-causing parasite.

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