Next in line for genome sequencing

 作者:庾枫     |      日期:2019-03-15 01:16:04
By Celeste Biever WHAT do pangolins, sloths and gibbons have in common? They are all in line to have their genomes sequenced. Last week the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, announced a diverse list of target species that includes nine mammals: the pangolin, 13-lined ground squirrel, megabat, microbat, tree shrew, hyrax, sloth, bushbaby and northern white-cheeked gibbon. The idea is that by comparing the human genome to mammals that evolved from the same distant ancestor,