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A hat trick - Plasmodium, Anopheles and Homo

Michael Ashburner

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Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB3 2EH, UK

Genome Biology 2002, 4:103  doi:10.1186/gb-2002-4-1-103

Published: 17 December 2002


The genomes of the malaria parasite, its vector and its host are now sequenced. This has been a tremendous scientific achievement. But will it offer hope to the millions who die from malaria each year? Yes, but only if combined with political will and social change.