SANDY the pure desert dingo takes on the world.

VOTE FOR SANDY.   CLICK HERE                                                     A proposal by a University of NSW scientist to study the DNA of a wild-born Australian desert dingo called Sandy has been announced as one of five finalists in the 'World’s Most Interesting Genome' competition. 

More than 200 International entries were received for the Pacific Biosciences SMRT Grant, which provides services worth about $13,000 to sequence the complete genome of a particularly fascinating or important plant or animal. Obtaining the genetic sequence of a wild-born pure dingo would be ground-breaking research.

Sandy and her sister and brother were found as three-week old pups in the central Australian desert near the Strzelecki Track in 2014 by NSW animal lovers Barry and Lyn Eggleton, who have hand-raised them ever since.

The general public will decide the winner and Sandy fans are encouraged to VOTE ..people can vote every 24hrs. So please don't just vote once! Closes 5th April when the winner will be announced.
To VOTE CLICK HERE  or find on Facebook "DancingwithDingoes"


If funded, the project would be the first to test Charles Darwin’s 1868 hypothesis that the process of domestication of plants and animals can be divided into two steps that we now call unconscious and artificial selection. Unconscious selection may be defined as non-intentional human selection, while artificial selection is the breeding by humans of desirable traits.

A proposal by a University of NSW scientist to study the DNA of a wild-born Australian desert dingo called Sandy has been announced as one of five finalists in the 'World’s Most Interesting Genome' competition. 
More than 200 International entries were received for the Pacific Biosciences SMRT Grant, which provides services worth about $13,000 to sequence the complete genome of a particularly fascinating or important plant or animal. Obtaining the genetic sequence of a wild-born pure dingo would be ground-breaking research.

Sandy and her sister and brother were found as three-week old pups in the central Australian desert near the Strzelecki Track in 2014 by NSW animal lovers Barry and Lyn Eggleton, who have hand-raised them ever since.

The general public will decide the winner and Sandy fans are encouraged to VOTE ..people can vote every 24hrs. So please don't just vote once! Closes 5th April when the winner will be announced.
To VOTE go to LINK or find on Facebook "DancingwithDingoes" 
http://www.pacb.com/smrt-science/smrt-grant/pag2017/

If funded, the project would be the first to test Charles Darwin’s 1868 hypothesis that the process of domestication of plants and animals can be divided into two steps that we now call unconscious and artificial selection. Unconscious selection may be defined as non-intentional human selection, while artificial selection is the breeding by humans of desirable traits.

Update #35 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS! All those who voted would have been notified by email. Thank you for supporting Sandy and allowing this important research to go ahead.
Meet Sandy and her siblings..
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/sandy-the-desert-dingo-wins-the-worlds-most-interesting-genome-competition-20170413-gvk6ck.html
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Update #25 months ago
Thank you to all who have signed and VOTED for Sandy the desert dingo..only a few more days to go and Sandy is fighting it out with the viper. PLEASE keep voting every day until close midnight 6 April depending on your time zone. Sandy needs your support...
Update #16 months ago
Thank you to all who are voting for Sandy. please keep it up. At present Sandy is neck and neck with the viper. :)
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