By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A consortium representing Canada, Chile, and Norway have requested proposals for a center to finish sequencing a salmon genome that will serve as a model fish for researchers around the world.

The International Cooperation to Sequence the Atlantic Salmon Genome (ICSASG) wants to fund a center that will conduct the second phase of a next-generation sequencing effort to create a useful and publicly available map of the Atlantic salmon genome.

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