Friday, August 31, 2018

International Eagle Conservation Efforts Bolstered By New Genome Release

Genetics is not only key to discovering and tracing new traits in an organism, but also conserving old ones -- and in some cases, the species itself. A deep understanding of genetic variation within and among species can be used to reconstruct their evolutionary history, to examine their contemporary status, and to predict the future effects of management strategies. With this in mind, scientists at the UK’s Wellcome Sanger Institute were keen to incorporate endangered species among 25 genomes to be sequenced as part of a project to mark its 25-year anniversary, and the first assembly to be released is…

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