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Team reveals human, monkey malaria genomes

Scientists have sequenced the genomes of several species of malaria, revealing both good and bad news about the deadly parasite.

The research appears in two studies published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Genetics. They focus on Plasmodium vivax, a species of malaria that afflicts humans and the most prevalent human malaria parasite outside Africa, and Plasmodium cynomolgi, a close relative that infects Asian Old World monkeys.

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