By Andrea Anderson

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A research team led by investigators at Mars, Inc., the US Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service, and IBM announced today that it has sequenced a draft version of the cacao genome and is making the data publicly available.

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