NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The sequencing of the genome of the chicken (Gallus gallus), could soon begin paying out dividends for those in the agriculture business world as researchers working with the US Department of Agriculture are using the sequence to develop a vaccine to help combat a poultry disease, the USDA said today.

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