If you read this Embargo Watch post, you’ll get just part of the story
Dear Embargo Watch readers, I’m trying something a bit different today. The story you’re about to read will arrive in two parts, for reasons that may be obvious now but which will certainly be obvious when the second post goes live later this afternoon.
As this post goes live, so does a study in Science reporting on the sequence of the tsetse fly, which carries trypanosomiasis — aka sleeping sickness — in sub-Saharan Africa:
These genome data provide a foundation for research into trypanosomiasis prevention and yield important insights with broad implications for multiple aspects of tsetse biology.
An editorial in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases on the subject also goes live right now:
The availability of the genome data provides a unique opportunity to transform tsetse research and disease control practices. Particularly important in this regard is knowledge on tsetse’s vision, olfactory, immune, and reproductive physiology. The eight satellite research papers published PLOS-wide in the ‘‘Tsetse Genome Biology’’ collection already point to several unique opportunities for improving control.
Eight papers, you say! Strange, they don’t seem to be live yet.
We’ll have to leave it there for now, dear readers. See you later this afternoon.