Guilty Until Proven Otherwise

Science  12 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5639, pp. 1487-1488
DOI: 10.1126/science.1089799

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Plasmodium falciparum, the most deadly of the human malaria parasites, continues to ravage rural areas of the developing world. As Waters highlights in his Perspective, high-throughput technology is coming to the rescue with the publication here ( Le Roch et al.) and elsewhere of the gene expression profiles (transcriptomes) of P. falciparum at different stages of its life cycle. These transcriptome data sets should contribute to identifying new targets for drug and vaccine development.