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USDA Will Use SeqWright Tech to Sequence 1,000 Flu Genomes

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — SeqWright will handle gene sequencing for a US Department of Agriculture study that aims to re-sequence 1,000 influenza genomes, the Houston-based company said today.
 
SeqWright said influenza genomes contain around 13,500 bases in eight single-stranded RNA segments.
 
The data from the re-sequencing project will be used to study the evolution of these viruses, the relationships between the different strains, and mutations and adaptations that affect virulence and the ability to evade the defenses of immune systems.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.