November 5, 2003 11:04 | Bits

Human genome anyone?

Ensembl Downloads

Ensembl presents up-to-date sequence data and the best possible annotation for metazoan genomes. Available now arehuman, mouse, rat, fugu, zebrafish, mosquito, Drosophila, C. elegans, and C. briggsae, Others will be added soon.

I am nowhere near capable of understanding the full significance of this, but it does seem monumental to me. I am, at this moment, downloading the 1.2 Gigabytes of flat textfiles containing the human genome.


Just so you can say you have it on your iPod.

What would that sound like on an iPod? Probably like "A A T G C C G.." but to the tune of "ABCDEFG..."