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Genetic Studies Shed Light On The Malaria Parasite's Origins And Drug Resistance

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July 18, 2002
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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) report mining the genome of the malaria parasite has uncovered new data showing the parasite is genetically more diverse and much older -- at least 100,000 years old -- than some scientists have thought. The new information suggests creating vaccines to control the deadly disease poses a greater challenge than some may have imagined.

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) report mining the genome of the malaria parasite has uncovered new data showing the parasite is genetically more diverse and much older -- at least 100,000 years old -- than some scientists have thought. The new information suggests creating vaccines to control the deadly disease poses a greater challenge than some may have imagined.


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NIH/National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases. (2002, July 18). Genetic Studies Shed Light On The Malaria Parasite's Origins And Drug Resistance. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/07/020718075307.htm
NIH/National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases. "Genetic Studies Shed Light On The Malaria Parasite's Origins And Drug Resistance." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/07/020718075307.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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