NIH Release: Marsupial Among The Model Organisms Next In Line For Genome Sequencing 
10/19/2005 5:10:10 PM

The Large-Scale Sequencing Research Network this year will begin sequencing the genomes of more than a dozen new model organisms, including the first marsupial to have its DNA deciphered. The research network, supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is part of an effort to further advance understanding of the human genome.