Stickleback is the catch of the day

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 The traditional recipe for publication of a genome sequence goes something like this: one part ‘biology’ (an often flowery description of the distinctive aspects of the organism whose genome has been sequenced); two parts ‘assembly and annotation’ (how the latest DNA sequencing and computational technologies were used to produce a high-quality sequence); and three parts ‘comparative analyses’ (for example, observations of rapidly evolving genes, or expansion or loss of gene families). All this is followed by a dash of ‘fun speculation’ on how these distinctive genomic characteristics might yield insight into the biology of the creature under study.

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