Genome Note

Grey Squirrel Genome Note

The genome assembly for the Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) has now been released on Wellcome Open Research: https://wellcomeopenresearch.org/articles/5-27

This follows the recent release of the red squirrel genome assembly, and together these genomes may have implications for squirrel conservation both in the UK and elsewhere: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/news/view/red-and-grey-squirrel-genomes-could-hold-key-survival-reds-britain-and-ireland

Genome Note

Red Squirrel Genome Note

The Red Squirrel Genome (Sciurus vulgaris) note has now been released on Wellcome Open Research: https://wellcomeopenresearch.org/articles/5-18

The release of this note, and the upcoming Grey Squirrel genome was covered on the Wellcome Sanger news page, highlighting the potential conservation importance of this work: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/news/view/red-and-grey-squirrel-genomes-could-hold-key-survival-reds-britain-and-ireland