If you’ve liked Matthew Cobb’s posts here (and what’s not to like?), you should keep up with his Z(“Zoology”)-letter website here. No godless persiflage, just good solid evolutionary biology. Today Matthew writes about the genome of the giant panda, just published in Nature. Does it have genes that help it digest bamboo? Why is the sequence so heterozygous? And how did they do it so cheaply? Check out his post.
Fig. 1. They found some of Gene Simmons’s DNA in there too.