NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Members of the International Glossina Genome Initiative have sequenced and started characterizing the genome of the tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans — an insect best known for transmitting the trypanosome parasite behind sleeping sickness in humans and a related disease in cattle.

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