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This site is operated by the Wellcome Sanger Institute, acting as the Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network (“MalariaGEN”). The Wellcome Sanger Institute has charitable status in the United Kingdom is based at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Saffron Walden CB10 1RQ.

MalariaGEN is a project that is based within the Wellcome Sanger Institute, but which relies upon the support and contributions from a large number of research institutions throughout the world.

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How we use cookies

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Cookies we use

The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC website. Below is a list of all the cookies used on this website.

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Web applications hosted by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

This website links to web applications that are hosted by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. This domain, LookSeq, use cookies (see below). For more information, see the Wellcome Trust Sanger Cookie Policy.

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Changes to our Cookie Statement

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