Genomes That Got Sequenced: Class of 2012

In the time when DNA sequencing is cheap, sequencing a genome doesn’t make much noise (except if it is a BigFoot genome). But still, a number of interesting species/genomes got sequenced this year and made it to the public. Even in the era where we can sequence everything for cheap, the sequenced whole genomes are of a great resource and help us improve our understanding genome evolution. In addition to the sequences, these genomes also gave us interesting Venn diagrams and pig walking plots.

Got Sequenced?

Here is the (incomplete) list of species that “Got Sequenced” and made it to the big league in the year 2012. The sequenced species/range from tiny leech to extinct Denisovan.



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