More than half of the world’s population is at risk of contracting diseases carried by small organisms like mosquitoes, snails and sand flies.

Photo: Dr. Hotez is interviewed by Bertha Alicia Galindo, journalist and producer for Alcanzando el Conocimiento, at the Miguel Aleman Foundation. Credit: Alcanzando el Conocimiento on Twitter (@alcanzandohoy).

new study published in Nature Genetics, led by a team of researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, reveals that the hookworm’s genome has been decoded.

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