NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists in Nairobi, Kenya, will use a 454 Life Sciences sequencer donated by Roche as part of a partnership with Google's non-profit arm to study insect-borne pathogens that cause infectious diseases, Roche Diagnostics said today.

The Roche Genome Sequencer FLX platform will be installed at the labs of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and a regional joint venture called the Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa (BecA)

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