NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the Beijing Genomics Institute, has used re-sequencing to develop a genetic variation map for the silkworm, Bombyx mori, that's offering hints about the organism's domestication. The work appeared in today's advanced, online edition of Science.

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