Hupalo, Luo, and Carlton's latest malaria research featured in Nature GeneticsIn the August issue of Nature Genetics, Daniel Hupalo, Zunping Luo and Jane Carlton published an analysis of 200 Plasmodium vivax strains infecting people across the world. P. vivax causes the majority of malaria infections in countries outside the African continent. Funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the study reveals the presence of four genetically distinct populations that each appear to be adapting to regional variations in mosquitoes and humans. “The wealth of genomic information provided by this new research…gives us a clearer picture of the challenges we face in developing drugs or vaccines against [malaria],” said NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, MD.
The full article can be read here and a News & Views summarizing the research here.