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Targeting Bacterial Genes for Treating Filariasis

Julie Dunning Hotopp of University of Maryland in the U.S. seeks to identify genes that have been laterally transferred into filarial nematode worm genomes from Wolbachia. Identifying these genes, could provide drug targets to cure neglected tropical diseases such as lymphatic filariasis and river blindness.

More information about Create New Ways to Protect Against Infectious Disease (Round 4)

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