International Consortium Completes Pufferfish Sequence for $10 Million | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 — The US Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute and the Singapore Biomedical Research Council’s Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology announced today that they have completed a draft sequence of the fugu genome at a cost of about $10 million. Also known as the Japanese pufferfish, the organism is a delicacy of Japanese cuisine as well as a producer of a deadly neurotoxin.

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