NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of genome sequencing studies appearing online yesterday in Genome Biology is stirring enthusiasm about the prospect of getting at the genetic roots of drug resistance in Haemonchus contortus — commonly known as the barber pole worm — and coming up with new ways to combat the sheep parasite.

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