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    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Rapid and iterative genome editing in the malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi provides new tools for P. vivax research

    Franziska Mohring et al.
    Optimised genome editing in P. knowlesi enables transgenic expression of a lead P. vivax vaccine candidate, revealing roles in host cell tropisms and providing tools for scalable vaccine efficacy testing.
  1. Episode 57: May 2019

    In this episode, we hear about a 99 million-year-old beetle, the consequences of early-life inflammation, malaria's DNA passport, redesigning images in biology and Mike Eisen's vision for science.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The Plasmodium liver-specific protein 2 (LISP2) is an early marker of liver stage development

    Devendra Kumar Gupta et al.
    LISP2 expression marks the beginning of awakening of dormant hypnozoite to developing malaria liver stages, which are susceptible to a novel prophylactic drug, Plasmodium PI4K inhibitor.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Impact of seasonal variations in Plasmodium falciparum malaria transmission on the surveillance of pfhrp2 gene deletions

    Oliver John Watson et al.
    The timing of surveillance for pfhrp2/3-deletions within a transmission season impacts estimates of the proportion of false-negative RDTs due to deletions, which may cause premature decisions to change RDT.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Estimating the burden of α-thalassaemia in Thailand using a comprehensive prevalence database for Southeast Asia

    Carinna Hockham et al.
    The incorporation of as yet underused local epidemiological data on α-thalassaemia in Southeast Asia within a geostatistical model suggests that the burden of severe α-thalassaemia forms may have been underestimated.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Mapping imported malaria in Bangladesh using parasite genetic and human mobility data

    Hsiao-Han Chang et al.
    Human mobility drives malaria importation within countries and threatens elimination interventions, but can be measured using new approaches that combine parasite genetics, mobile phone data, travel surveys and models.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Using parasite genetic and human mobility data to infer local and cross-border malaria connectivity in Southern Africa

    Sofonias Tessema et al.
    Combining parasite genetic and human mobility data can provide detailed information on local and cross-border connectivity, allowing programs to strengthen local and regional coordination for successful elimination of malaria.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Essential metabolism for a minimal cell

    Marian Breuer et al.
    A near-complete flux balance analysis model of a minimal cell demonstrates the high essentiality of its metabolic genes, agrees well with experimental essentiality data and suggests some further gene removals.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Potential herd protection against Plasmodium falciparum infections conferred by mass antimalarial drug administrations

    Daniel M Parker et al.
    Given sufficient population adherence, mass drug administration for falciparum malaria can provide group level benefits, also known as ‘herd effects’.

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