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The International Chicken Sequencing Consortium announced that it has completed the sequencing of chicken DNA.

I repeat: There is an organization called "The International Chicken Sequencing Consortium".

(For some reason I want to think these people get together and decide, "Okay, Ginger goes first, then Bunty, then Babs...")

Comments (11)
  1. Jay Lauffer says:

    That’s rich. Does this mean they’ll begin the sequencing of Schoolyard Bully DNA?

    Thanks for the Drag and Drop articles too.

  2. Mike says:

    That’s too funny. The first thing I thought when I saw the title of this entry was that someone had gotten together to solve the multithreaded chicken issue:

    http://pluralsight.com/blogs/mike/archive/2004/05/25/415.aspx

  3. Tom says:

    Mike, that multithreaded chicken joke is great.

  4. carlso says:

    The International Chicken Sequencing Consortium also announced that their recent discoveries were the result from earlier efforts of putting all of their ducks in a row.

  5. Andy in Austin, TX says:

    I wonder if they were able to isolate the "tastes like" chromosome?

  6. Andy in Austin:

    They have already, sort of. Try a "Not Chicken(TM)" which is based on soy instead of chicken, but it tastes quite like chicken (if I remember correctly how chicken tastes like, that is :)). For example see the product "Original Soy Filets" on this page http://www.sanitarium.com.au/products/meals/soy-healthy.html

  7. Robert Morris says:

    I’ve actually heard it referred to (on Slashdot and several news articles) the International Chicken *Genome* Sequencing Consortium, which makes sense and unforunately is much less funny. :-)

    On the other hand, I’ve also heard it the way you mention it.

  8. grouse says:

    It’s not a real organization–just a collective name for the people who are authors on the paper. Since there are 175 of us that would be a pretty enormous author list (the full list is at the end of the paper).

  9. Vorn says:

    But I don’t want to sequence chickens! I want to sequence ducks! Once I get all my ducks in a row I can…

    Vorn

  10. dmlee says:

    And how would you respond to the IERS (International Earth Rotation Service) ?

  11. Vorn says:

    Everybody needs a new Earth once in a while. :)

    Vorn

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