We do love awards here at GTO and Jonathan Eisen keeps them coming. This time the Overselling Genomics Award goes to a news release out of Rutgers University that advertises a new project to sequence the duckweed genome, funded by the Department of Energy and the Joint Genome Institute. Eisen says they had him at the title, "Duckweed genome sequencing has global implications" and further solidified their award with the subtitle, "Pond scum can undo pollution, fight global warming and alleviate world hunger."
Scum Can Save the World, Well, Pond Scum Anyway
Jul 09, 2008