Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Where's the maize genome torrent?!?

/. just posted a story about the maize genome just published, for which the sequences can be downloaded from this FTP site. The files are not that large at all. But it makes me wonder... where are the .torrent files for the sequenced genomes? Here's Davids catch on the story.

Update: OpenHelix discusses the matching genome browser, and indicates that hundreds of genomes are actively being studied. The group where I work recently bought a 454 (reg needed, it seems) and participates in the race. Nibbles links the cork event to square peas... but my biological background prohibits me to see that link...