TIGR Anthrax Work May Lead to Chip That Can Determine Strain Origin | GenomeWeb

BOSTON, Oct. 3 - Six months into a comprehensive three-year effort to map out the polymorphisms that differentiate the various strains of bacillus anthracis, TIGR investigator Steven Salzberg said his group had identified thousands of new SNPs that may help investigators pinpoint the source of additional anthrax attacks.

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