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Genome of livestock parasite uncovers potential drug targets

Researchers have identified five enzymes that are essential to the survival of a parasitic worm that infects livestock worldwide and is a great threat to global food security. Two of these proteins are already being studied as potential drug targets against other pathogens. The team sequenced the genome of Haemonchus contortus , or the barber pole worm, a well-studied parasitic worm...
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