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A matter of genes

19 December 2011

Molecular biologist Saman Habib is on a mission. The scientist with the Lucknow-based Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) is working on a problem that continues to perplex many of her peers elsewhere: why do some people get infected by malaria and become gravely ill, while others do not show any signs of infection, despite sharing geographical proximity?

Habib, like most of her peers, knows that the underpinnings of this paradox lie in our genes. Since 2002, she has been scouring the genetic data of different Indian communities to identify genetic mutations that made some people vulnerable to malaria, a deadly disease which according to a new study kills nearly two lakh people a year in India…..

Read more: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1111219/jsp/knowhow/story_14899273.jsp

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Written by csirindia

December 19, 2011 at 8:22 pm

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