Study Detail

TitleGenomic assembly of nematode Enterobius vermicularis, as part of the 50 Helminth Genomes Initiative; sequencing of the parasitic worms that have the greatest impact on human, agricultural and veterinary disease and cause significant global health issues particularly in the developing world, or those used as model organisms.
Study TypeWhole Genome Sequencing
Abstract Despite their importance globally, both medically and economically, parasitic helminth (worm) research has remained relatively untouched by genomics. Worm infections account for morbidity equivalent to more than 100 million disability-adjusted life years from more than one billion infections globall .. [more]
Description Despite their importance globally, both medically and economically, parasitic helminth (worm) research has remained relatively untouched by genomics. Worm infections account for morbidity equivalent to more than 100 million disability-adjusted life years from more than one billion infections globall .. [more]
Center NameThe Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute