Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Web Wednesday: "Personal" Projects

Perhaps as the Church lab is in the same department as the DRSC, I've gotten used to seeing the letters PGP and thinking "Personal Genome Project" (see this link). So maybe you can understand that a quizzical look crossed my face when I saw "DPGP" and thought "Drosophila Personal Genome Project"? Really? Of course, it turns out the DPGP stands for Drosophila Population Genomics Project. But the goals are not so entirely unrelated. At least part of the DPGP plan is to sequence 50 different D. melanogaster genomes, towards understanding more about variation in a population. Visit the site to learn about the project and its goals.

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