at the University of California at Santa Cruz, which is a research facility that was also heavily involved in the Genome Project, they have realized that they've been very remiss in their research since they haven't ot yet sequenced their very own mascot, the venerable Sammy the Banana Slug and so, to rectify this obvious oversight, they're trying to raise funds for the project.
To that end and to quote Lauren's email to me --If you know anyone who might want to contribute, pass it on. (FYI, if we get to 6,250 then these two alumni will donate 12,500)
They are already half way to the $6,250 goal where after the pledge of $12, 500 would kick in so, be a part of history. You know you want to :)