Announcing the world’s most interesting genome

Photo: Barry Eggleton

A project to sequence the complete genome of a two-year-old dingo called Sandy Maliki has won the most votes in the World’s Most Interesting Genome! Competition.

Last month we reported in Veterinary News that a proposal by University of NSW scientist and Australian cattle dog breeder Professor Bill Ballard to study Sandy’s DNA was one of five finalists competing for the Pacific Biosciences SMRT Grant. Also, that it was up the public to decide the winner by voting on the competition website.

Winner Professor Ballard and his colleagues will now receive services worth about $20,000 to carry out their important work.

You can find out more about Sandy on the DancingwithDingoes Facebook page and on Youtube.

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