Or, you’re like us, and your heart goes aflutter every time you lay your eyes on these smart, peaceful, cuddly herbivores. And you wince every time you hear about their endangerment and hope that they’ll never, ever, ever be extinct.
In which case, you’ll be happy to know that scientists from China, Britain, Canada, the United States and Hong Kong have finally finished sequencing the panda genome. Which allows us to understand more than we ever have about the panda’s habits, lifestyle, and needs to survive. Which makes the idea of a panda extinction even less of a imminent reality!
And we also think it spells out a future that includes: a panda for Jen, a panda for me, and a panda for each person that signs up for the DISGRASIAN RSS feed.
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