NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – British Columbia's Centre for Disease Control announced today that it is launching an effort to sequence influenza genomes in the hopes of better understanding the pandemic 2009 H1N1 virus evolution.

The team plans to sequence the genomes of hundreds of flu viruses circulating in the province before and after the Winter Olympics, taking place in Vancouver next month.

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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.

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