By Melinda Wenner Moyer In the past five years, scientists have identified more than 3,000 common genetic mutations associated with diseases including malignancy, Alzheimer’diabetes and s, because of insights gleaned from genome-wide association studies . However the inherent value of the studies has arrive under scrutiny, in part because they mainly ignore rare mutations. Given this flaw, experts have needed renewed concentrate on the rare mutations that might be more most likely than frequently occurring ones to cause disease. The GWAS strategy involves evaluating the genomes of healthy people with those experiencing illness to pinpoint disease-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms typically within at least 5 percent of the populace.There were some 34 million cases of malaria outside Africa this year 2010, claiming the lives of an estimated 46,000 people, the news company notes, adding, The Asia-Pacific, which includes 20 malaria-endemic countries, accounted for 88 %, or 30 million, of the full cases and 91 %, or 42,000, of the deaths . In the face of persistent financial uncertainty and profound changes in the scenery of global development help, the region needs solid political leadership, the record says, according to Xinhua Information. The region must develop and put into action a funding strategy also, including domestic purchase and multilateral and bilateral aid, as well as focus on avoiding and stopping the development of drug-resistant malaria strains, experts said, according to the news company .