"The greatest amount of life can be supported by great diversification of structure." Charles Darwin

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Illuminating the firefly genome

The magical sparks of fireflies conjure up memories of childhood and summer nights. Please help us sequence the firefly genome by voting for our project (#MYFG4, glowing fireflies) at: http://www.pacb.com/smrtgrant/

We are one of the top five finalists in PacBio’s 2016 “Explore Your Most Interesting Genome” contest. You can find more information about the firefly genome project here: https://experiment.com/projects/illum...

This project will illuminate how a complex trait like light production works to benefit future biomedical research, and will help guide future efforts to conserve disappearing firefly populations.

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