Fantasy football and baseball leagues have caught on, but what about fantasy genome sequencing? At the New York Times, Olivia Judson says it's a good game for a rainy day. If she could sequence any organism, she'd go with the African coelacanth. She says this type of fish is interesting because its closest relative are lungfish and tetrapods and because it is a living fossil. "Preliminary genetic evidence suggests that coelacanths are, indeed, evolving more slowly than the rest of us. A study of their genome might help us to understand why," Judson writes.
What would you sequence?