NEW YORK, Feb 1 – Genome Therapeutics has agreed to sequence the genome of an undisclosed pathogenic organism for Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines, the companies said Thursday.

The name of the pathogen remains confidential under the agreement, and Wyeth-Lederle Research spokesman Doug Petkus would say only that the genome “will be useful for our discovery efforts.”

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