LONDON--Beowulf Genomics, a nonprofit initiative established in February by the Wellcome Trust, has released its first complete sequence. The project sequenced the microbial pathogen Campylobacter jejuni, a major cause of diarrhea. Said to be the world's largest medical research charity, the trust established Beowulf with initial funding of £7million to coordinate efforts on sequencing microbial pathogens related to human and animal health.

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