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British researchers, led by the University of Liverpool's Neil Hall, have released a draft sequence of the wheat genome, the BBC reports. The wheat genome, the BBC notes is "is five times larger than the human genome and is known to be a very complex structure, comprised of three independent genomes" and the researchers say that next-gen sequencing helped them tackle wheat.

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