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‘Asexual’ Chagas parasite found to sexually reproduce

07:12 EDT 13 Sep 2019 | Lab Bulletin

Chagas diseaseA parasite, largely thought to be asexual, has been shown to reproduce sexually after scientists uncover clues hidden in its genomic code. Trypanosoma cruzi is the parasite responsible for Chagas Disease, found in Latin America. Around eight million people are currently infected by the disease, which can cause irreversible damage to the heart and digestive tract...

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