Steven Salzberg has a post at Genomics, Evolution, and Pseudoscience about a recent call for a project to sequence 10,000 vertebrate genomes. The proposal, from a consortium led by David Haussler and Stephen O'Brien, "is also the opening salvo in an effort to raise $50-100 million for the sequencing of these species," Salzberg writes. He's enthusiastic about the project, but suggests that its target -- funding from NIH -- is off base.

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