Take-Home Message comic #5 celebrates an amazing milestone. During my PhD, I kept a little list pinned to the filing cabinet next to my desk, a list which contained details of every sequenced genome. This was something that was much easier when the number of published genomes was still in the single digits!
This is my favorite Take-Home Message comic to date. I feel that we are slowly settling in on a style that works well for this medium, and Abby's drawings just seem to get better and better.