NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council has launched a center that will use genomics to support food security and animal health research.

The Genome Analysis Centre (TCAG) will be housed in the Norwich Research Park and will provide genome sequencing services for programs aimed at improving food security, protecting agriculture from exotic animal disease, and to use weaknesses in microbes to develop new ways to destroy bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.

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