Julia Lenzen

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Although balancing selection with the sickle-cell trait and other red blood cell disorders has emphasized the interaction between malaria and human genetics, no systematic approach has so far been undertaken towards a comprehensive search for human genome variants influencing malaria. By screening 2,551 families in rural Ghana, West Africa, 108 nuclear(More)
Background Anaemia is a major health burden in sub-Saharan Africa. With an estimated two-thirds of children being affected, childhood anaemia causes poor cognitive development, reduced growth and impaired immune functions associated with increased mortality. In malaria-endemic regions, particularly in those with perennial Plasmodium falciparum transmission,(More)
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