The National Human Genome Research Institute has announced that it will
sequence the genomes of 13 more organisms as part of its ongoing effort to
obtain genomic information from a wide array of species (http://www.genome.gov/10002154).
The genomes of nine mammals will be sequenced: a common member of the
squirrel family called the 13-lined ground squirrel, the megabat, microbat,
tree shrew, bushbaby, hyrax, pangolin, sloth, and Northern white-cheeked gibbon.
The genomes of four nonmammalian organisms will also be sequenced: the M and
S strains of a malaria-carrying mosquito, a roundworm, and the zebra finch.
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