The effectiveness of artemisinin – this key drug against malaria – is weakening, threatening hundreds of thousands of lives. It is a major objective of the World Health Organization to stop the spread of malaria parasites that are resistant to drugs.
Genetic fingerprints can track drug resistance in malaria parasites
28 April 2013
Resistance to the frontline malaria drug artemisinin can be identified by surveying the genomes of malaria parasite populations, a worldwide research collaboration has shown.