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What Organism Would You Like to See Sequenced, and Why?

The rainbow trout. I want to know why an organism with a brain the size of a pea can continually outsmart me.

W. Jon Meadus, Lacombe, Alberta

The chicken. Then we might finally learn why the chicken crossed the road. I'm sure the answer is genetically embedded! Who knows, the answer may have cosmic implications like string theory.

Chris McMahon, Toronto, Ontario

The Bonobo, so that hopefully we will find a genetic cure to war.

Vincent Colot, Evry, France

Any sports media broadcaster, in order to assess correlation between what they say and random repeat regions on their DNA. Eventual goal would be gene therapy to suppress and thereby improve the product quality of a major industry.

Dean Knuth, Kalamazoo, Mich

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