Since completion of the first microbe sequencing project, Haemophilus influenzae, in July 1995, academia, government, and the private sector have been sequencing entire genomes of pathogenic microbes in hopes of unraveling their secrets. Publications include the complete genetic sequences of more than 13 pathogens, and at least another 60 projects targeting medically important pathogens are in progess.1
Last month a group gave credence to...
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