Beijing Genomics Institute To Sequence Panda Genome | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Beijing Genomics Institute at Shenzhen announced today that it is launching an International Giant Panda Genome Project.

Scientists at BGI-Shenzhen plan to sequence a panda to be selected from the Chengdu and Wolong breeding centers using high-throughput sequencing technology. They hope to have a draft genome sequence assembled within six months. The giant panda genome is roughly the same size as the human genome and contains some 20,000 to 30,000 genes.

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