International team seeking to unravel peanut genome (Part 1)

When scientists began work on deciphering the human genome  it took nearly a decade and $1 billion in funding. The peanut genome is close  to the same size as the human genome, but advances in technology mean its  mapping could cost less than $6 million. The University of Georgia’s Scott  Jackson discussed the project in an interview that followed his presentation  at the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation annual meeting.