Infection: Whole genome sequencing of Schistosoma haematobium

Abstract

A study in Nature Genetics has described the sequencing of the whole genome of Schistosoma haematobium for the first time. S. haematobium is the blood fluke responsible for causing schistosomiasis, which affects around 200 million people worldwide. It is a known causative factor for bladder cancer, as well as predisposing infected individuals to HIV and… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nrurol.2012.13

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