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The scientists reported Monday in the journal Nature Genetics that they identified nearly 31,000 active genes in the tiny blood-sucking worm known as Ancylostoma ceylanicum
. They also identified a family of genes that might be important to a worm's infection process.
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Recent molecular-based epidemiologic surveys have shown Ancylostoma ceylanicum
to be the second most common hookworm species infecting humans in Asia.