By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The Broad Institute at Harvard and MIT will use funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to conduct whole-genome sequencing of the virus that causes Lassa fever, an acute hemorrhagic fever endemic in West Africa that is being watched by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a potential bioterrorism threat.

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