NEW YORK, July 19 – A group of researchers led by The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) has sequenced the full genome of a virulent strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae , the bacterium that can cause pneumonia and meningitis, the researchers report in Friday’s issue of Science .

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