NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Canada, Chile, and Norway will collaborate to sequence and map the Atlantic salmon genome, which will serve as a public resource for use in managing fish stocks and breeding programs, and for quality, security, and traceability, Genome British Columbia said today.

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