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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Canada's Genomics Enterprise, or CGEn, has embarked on a nationwide effort to sequence the genomes of 150 species deemed important to the country.

The project, known as CanSeq150, will span a broad range of plants, animals, and microbes. The unifying theme: each new genome sequence should enhance research on the species at hand, while providing some sort of economic, social, or other benefit to Canada, explained Naveed Aziz, a researcher with Centre for Applied Genomics at SickKids and CGEn's chief administrative and scientific officer.

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