NEW YORK , Sept. 3 (GenomeWeb News)-The newly formed International Ixodes scapularis Sequencing Committee will sequence the genome of the black-legged tick, also called the deer tick, with funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, according to a press release.


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