She beat an explosive beetle and a pink pigeon.
This dingo has the world's most interesting genome.
This week, the Pacific Biosciences SMRT Grant announced the lucky winner of the World’s Most Interesting Genome competition. The contest was voted on by the public and a dingo named Sandy won the day. But was that the right decision? No, Sandy is kind of like a doggo and it’s clear that voters let her cuteness win out… Read more...
(University of New South Wales) A wild-born, pure Australian desert dingo called Sandy Maliki has taken out first place in the World's Most Interesting Genome competition. The UNSW-led proposal to have Sandy's DNA decoded beat four other...Show More Summary
A wild-born, pure Australian desert dingo called Sandy Maliki has taken out first place in the World's Most Interesting Genome competition.The UNSW-led proposal to have Sandy's DNA decoded was one of five finalists for the Pacific Biosciences SMRT Grant, which provides cutting-edge sequencing of the complete genome of a particularly fascinating plant or animal.
A proposal by University of NSW scientist Bill Ballard to study the DNA of a two year old Australian dingo - called Sandy Maliki - has been announced as one of five finalists in the World’s Most Interesting Genome competition. What makes it "most interesting" is that it may uncover what helps a wild animal become domesticated. More »