The odd way parasite behind a sneaky disease copies its DNA
Leishmania Genomics Parasitology

The odd way parasite behind a sneaky disease copies its DNA

Dr Catarina De Almeida Marques
Dr Catarina De Almeida Marques

Scientists are at a conundrum: no-one is sure how Leishmania parasites replicate their genome. But it’s clear they do it differently from other organisms. The news can hold clues to break down their drug resistance.

In 10 seconds? Leishmania parasites that cause mild to lethal forms of a disease have been causing a stir in researcher circles. Scientists have come to seemingly opposing results about how Leismania replicate their DNA.

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