Got to know of this news by www.genomeweb.com
BGI to sequence 100 vertebrate species for Genome 10K project. Andrea Anderson. May 14, 2010. GenomeWeb.
The http://www.genome10k.org/ project has lofty aims to capture ".. the genetic diversity of vertebrate species would create an unprecedented resource for the life sciences and for worldwide conservation efforts."
I do wonder however, if the selection will be biased towards life sciences or conservation... Never the twain shall meet? or am I wrong?