Friday, May 04, 2007

Australian Genome Alliance

The Australian Genome Alliance is lobbying the federal Australian government to get it to fund research into the genomes of things Australian. These things might include the cane toad and boll moth, which are major agricultural pests, and indigenous animals like the wallaby. It is worried that this work will end up being done by other countries if the government does not move quickly.

Their website is at and I am grateful to Kevin Ahern's "Webwatch" column in the journal BioTechniques for this site.

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