It was quite a summer for the comparative genomics crowd. A number of papers came out — including one in Genome Research from comparative guru David Haussler; one in Science from a consortium of scientists led by Harris Lewin at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Bill Murphy from Texas A&M University; and one in Nature from senior author Bob Waterston comparing human and chimp — with a seemingly continual stream of findings derived from aligning sequences or chromosomes from different species’ genomes.

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