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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