By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team of researchers led by investigators at the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute reported online today in Science that they have sequenced the first amphibian genome: that of the Western clawed frog Xenopus tropicalis.

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