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As the population on our planet continues to increase, and as issues like global climate change arise, the threat of emerging infectious diseases intensifies —Â especially in developing countries. One of the longstanding areas of focus at the Venter Institute is microbial and viral genomics and how changes in the genomes of bacteria and viruses influence human infectious disease. Venter Institute scientists are sequencing and analyzing the genomes of a variety of human pathogens in order to better understand the mechanisms of transmission and the lethalness of worldwide scourges such as anthrax, various flu virus strains, malaria, yellow fever, Ebola, Marburg, and coronaviruses. Having a thorough genomic understanding of these diseases is enabling the Venter Institute researchers to collaborate in the development of new vaccines and treatments for these health threats.