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A tropical angelfish
Genome Spotlight: Freshwater Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)
A high school student uses crowdfunding to produce the first genome assembly for this popular aquarium species, underscoring the increasing feasibility of whole-genome sequencing.
Genome Spotlight: Freshwater Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)
Genome Spotlight: Freshwater Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)

A high school student uses crowdfunding to produce the first genome assembly for this popular aquarium species, underscoring the increasing feasibility of whole-genome sequencing.

A high school student uses crowdfunding to produce the first genome assembly for this popular aquarium species, underscoring the increasing feasibility of whole-genome sequencing.

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On taking DIYbio to the next level
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