Large-scale studies of genomic variation could assist efforts to eliminate malaria. But there are scientific, ethical and practical challenges to carrying out such studies in developing countries, where the burden of disease is greatest. The Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network (MalariaGEN) is now working to overcome these obstacles, using a consortial approach that brings together researchers from 21 countries.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/nature07632

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nature

Publication Date

12/2008

Volume

456

Pages

732 - 737

Addresses

The University of Buea, PO Box 63, Buea, South West Province, Cameroon.

Keywords

Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network, Animals, Humans, Anopheles, Plasmodium, Malaria, Epidemiologic Research Design, Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, Genome, Human, Immunity, Innate, Genome-Wide Association Study, Global Health