The National Center for Biotechnology Information has reversed a decision it made earlier this year to phase out the Sequence Read Archive.

While NCBI announced in February that it planned to phase out the SRA and other database resources as a result of reduced federal research dollars (BI 02/18/2011), the center has recently determined that it has enough funds to maintain the resource in its current form until Oct. 1, 2011.

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