Friday, November 6, 2009

Scientists launch effort to sequence the DNA Of 10,000 vertebrates

Scientists have an ambitious new strategy for untangling the evolutionary history of humans and their biological relatives: Create a genetic menagerie made of the DNA of more than 10,000 vertebrate species. The plan, proposed by an international consortium of scientists, is to obtain, preserve, and sequence the DNA of approximately one species for each genus of living mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. …

Scientists Launch Effort To Sequence The DNA Of 10,000 Vertebrates

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