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Genetic Discovery: Mosquitoes Prefer Some People Over Others

Some people tend to be the targets of mosquitoes more than others. A new study titled, 'Improved reference genome of Aedes aegypti informs arbovirus vector control', by researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has found that the genetic make-up of these individuals make them attractive to mosquitoes and so they get bitten more.

Gene For Post-Stroke Recovery Identified

Having certain specific variants of the PATJ gene predisposes ischemic stroke victims for worse recovery. Seven out of 10 patients with these variants suffer severe sequelae three months after having a stroke and are thus placed in a situation of medical dependence, compared to less than half of patients who do not present these variants.