UK's Institute for Animal Health to Sequence Virus-Carrying Midge Genome | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Institute for Animal Health in Pirbright, UK has received a £680,000 ($1.1 million) grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to sequence the genome of an insect that spreads viral diseases among livestock.

BBSRC said today that the funding will enable IAH scientists to conduct a complete genome sequence and to study the genome of a species of biting midge, Culicoides sonorensis, to find out how it spreads diseases such as bluetongue and African horse sickness.

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