Competition, Politics, and a Pair of Pufferfish | GenomeWeb

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9 - Rumor has it that well-prepared raw fugu will cause your lips to tingle. The sensation, as sushi chefs will tell you, is the product of a sub-lethal dose of neurotoxin found in the pufferfish. The politics surrounding the recently announced sequencing of fugu and tetraodon, two distinct species of pufferfish, seem to have had a similar non-lethal, but slightly toxic effect.

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