This Week in Genome Biology | GenomeWeb

In the early, online edition of Genome Biology, an international team led by investigators at Washington University's Genome Institute presents findings from an effort to sequence and scrutinize the western painted turtle genome. Using DNA from a female of the Chrysemys picta bellii species from southern Washington, the group cobbled together a genome assembly that was subsequently compared with sequences from reptiles and other vertebrates.

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