Largest Ever Data Set of Deadly Parasite Genes
Researchers have released the largest ever collection of genomic data on parasitic worms in a repository they call WormBase-ParaSite. These worms, which infect more than one billion people worldwide, account for a greater disease burden than malaria or tuberculosis. The data set’s creators hope their work will aid other researchers studying these worms and working to combat their negative affects in human populations. The data set was created by the European Bioinformatics Institute at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.