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On Malaria Struggle, Baboons and Humans Have Similar Stories to Tell


June 23, 2009

illustration of gene's role in parasite infection Evolutionarily speaking, baboons may be our more distant cousins among primates. But when it comes to our experiences with malaria over the course of time, it seems the stories of our two species have followed very similar plots. Full Story

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