How Genomics is Helping Eradicate Malaria
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Malaria kills an estimated 400,000 people every year. In many countries, it’s the leading cause of death in children and pregnant women. But malaria isn’t just a health issue – it’s also an economic one. Countries without malaria have five times greater economic growth than countries battling malaria. There are many tools to help fight malaria – but genomics may be the key to eradicating it once and for all. And the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is vowing to do that by the year 2040.