Update on the Genome 10K Project

In a prior post, we talked about the ambitious Genome 10K project. The goal of the project is to sequence the genome of 10,000 species of vertebrates (~1 species from every genus).

I was very excited to see the website recently updated in July to include numerous additional species for which the genome has been or is in the process of being sequenced. The new list even includes the genomic sequence of one of Darwin’s Galapagos finches, the medium ground finch (Geospiza fortis) shown in the image below.

This is exciting news for a comparative physiologist!

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Genome 10K project

San Diego Zoo

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