Know The Enemy: Scientists Use Genetics To Get Ahead Of Malaria : Shots – Health Blog : NPRPosted: June 15, 2012
the breadth of the discovery’s potential reach is still unclear, and deploying a monitoring system in every region with malaria is no small feat. Clive Shiff, a researcher with the Malaria Research Institute at John Hopkins University, tells Shots that while the findings’ implications are profound, the complicated process of putting it into practice on the ground could forestall immediate impacts.
Kwiatkowski predicts that the price of genome sequencing will eventually fall enough to make it cost effective to implement on a large scale.
And while the discovery could have implications for eventually developing drugs impervious to resistance, the crux of the findings rests on protecting the current cache of effective treatments.