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Researchers Have Sequenced 2,000 Flu Genomes; Data in GenBank

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Researchers have sequenced the genomes of more than 2,000 influenza viruses and have deposited the data in GenBank, according to the National Institutes of Health.
 
The Institute for Genomic Research led the Influenza Genome Sequencing Project, which took place at the Microbial Sequencing Centers. The MSCs are part of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
 
Other project collaborators include the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and several academic and clinical research institutions.
 
NIAID’s Maria Giovanni said that the influenza genome project has “vastly increase[ed] the amount of influenza sequence data,” and has led to more researchers putting more sequence data back into the public domain.
 
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