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July 11, 2019

Over the last decade, DNA sequencing technologies have become more accessible, and a number of companies offering to unlock the secrets of our genome have become increasingly popular. These companies market themselves as tools for learning about ancestry and potentially connecting with distant relatives by analyzing their customers’ genomes. 

DNA extracted from saliva samples sent in by patrons is sequenced, and loci that are highly variable among different ethnic groups are compared to corresponding loci in existing libraries. The largest of these companies, Ancestry.com and 23&Me, have user libraries containing the genomes of over 15 million individuals...

February 19, 2019

Malaria remains one of the world’s most devastating diseases. Campaigns to eradicate transmission have yielded encouraging results in recent years. However, expansion of vector habitats has resulted in substantial increases in disease burden in the Americas, South-East Asia, and Africa, with over 2 million new cases and 445,000 deaths reported in 2016.

While Plasmodium falciparum is responsible for most malaria cases in Africa, Plasmodium vivax is the leading cause of malaria elsewhere in the world, particularly in Southeast Asia and South America. P. vivax is thought to have originated as a human pathogen by zoonoses of ape parasites; the long-standing do...

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