NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Scientists at the University of Liverpool's Centre for Genomic Research will use UK government funding to sequence and analyze the genomes of a microbe that causes food poisoning and leads to 100 deaths each year.

The CGR researchers have received a grant of £157,000 ($261,000) from the Food Standards Agency to fund the effort, which will focus on analyzing the Campylobacter genome with the aim of better understanding how it gets into the food supply and its transmission routes to humans.

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