Unicorn genome sequence announced
A landmark genome announcement was made by the Equid Sequencing Consortium today. Scientists hope that the new data will explain origins of the horn and help identify key genes that drive horn development. A high-quality draft of unicorn genome was published today and will be submitted to GenBank later this spring.
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- Horse genome sequence and analysis published in Science (via The Broad Institute)
- ‘Hippie chimp’ genome sequenced (via Nature News)
- Researchers Sequence Neadertal Genome, Casting New Light on Human History and Identity (via AAAS News)