NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from China and the US will sequence 100 human adenoviruses, including ones that cause respiratory, gastrointestinal, and ocular diseases, under a partnership announced today.

BGI, George Mason University, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center announced they have signed the agreement, which aims to identify the molecular basis of adenovirus evolution.

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