NEW YORK, Oct. 25 — An international coalition of researchers has sequenced the typhoid genome. The project was conducted by a coalition of researchers in Vietnam, Denmark, and the UK and funded by the Wellcome Trust’s Beowulf Genomics Initiative, which was established in 1998 to make microbial pathogen genome sequences widely available to researchers.

A paper describing the genome appears today in the journal Nature , and the annotated sequence data is available at the Sanger Centre’s website.

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