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McGill to Sequence Mycobacterium Avium Genome for NTM

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Miami, Fla.-based non-profit NTM Info & Research said recently that it has awarded a $30,000 grant to McGill University for sequencing the Mycobacterium avium intracellulare genome.
 
NTMir provides funding for research into pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease.
 
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center, located in Montreal, will conduct the study, which NTMir is funding under its Rapid Information Pilot Studies initiative.
 
The NTMir's RIPS program is focused on providing “guidance about pressing issues regarding pulmonary NTM host vulnerability, sources of infection, and clinical treatment issues,” NTMir said last week. 

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