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Lab Animal Technology Feature – Genomics

Booking Deadline Mar 07
Publication Name:
Lab Animal
Materials Due:
Mar 08
Topic:
Genomics
Publication Date:
Apr 01

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Genomics: sequencing all the animals

Genome sequencing is getting faster, more accurate, and cheaper. Scientists are taking advantage of the technological advances to assemble the genomes of existing model organisms and then some. From animal-by-animal projects to ambitious endeavors like the Vertebrate Genome Project that hopes to sequence all vertebrates, there are a lot of new animal genomes on the horizon.

With genomes in hand, researchers can ask what makes each animal unique, and whether their attributes, like the regenerative capacity of the axolotl, the social behaviors of canines or birds, or the cancer resistance observed in bats, could shed new light on human health and disease. Though there are still technical challenges to sequencing an animal’s genome from scratch, there is also the potential to make a lot more animals amenable to the lab.

This Technology Feature Will Cover:

  • Animal genome sequencing projects
  • Genome sequencing, assembly, and annotation technology
  • What researchers want to do with all that data

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