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Editor's note: Although BGI's press release states that a "draft assembly" of the new E. coli strain is available online, some readers have pointed out that these are only the raw sequence reads. This post has been updated to reflect that. Nick Loman at the Pathogens: Genes and Genomes blog has posted a first-pass de novo assembly using the BGI data.

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