OpGen, Inc.'s Whole Genome Mapping Technology Provides Critical Genomic Information for Malaria Research
10/11/2011 11:48:59 AM
GAITHERSBURG, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and OpGen, Inc. today announced publication of findings by the WRAIR that indicate a breakthrough in malaria research (Malaria Journal www.malariajournal.com/content/10/1/252). Malaria affects over 250 million people, resulting in one million deaths each year and is considered a critical global health threat (WHO 2010 World Malaria Report). The team at WRAIR identified new areas of genetic variation in a multidrug-resistant malaria strain and reference sequence strains used in vaccine development, potentially identifying DNA associated with resistance and immune response.