By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a paper appearing in the online version of Nature yesterday, an international research team led by investigators at US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute, the J. Craig Venter Institute, the University of Heidelberg, and the University of California reported that they have sequenced the genome of the Hydra magnipapillata, a freshwater cnidarian.

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