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Malaria Drug Resistance and Genomics

This video shows how DNA sequencing technologies are being used to better understand drug resistant malaria parasites, and to track and contain them before they spread.


MalariaGEN is a data-sharing community working to develop new tools to control malaria by integrating epidemiology with genome science.

Discovering genetic factors that protect people against malaria

People differ in their level of resistance to malaria. Genetic factors play an important role, but the genes responsible are largely unknown.

By discovering genes that confer natural resistance to malaria, we hope to gain vital clues about the molecular basis of protective immunity against the disease, and thereby to accelerate the development of an effective malaria vaccine. MalariaGEN investigators are working together on various consortial projects that address different aspects of this scientific problem.