Ambitious Project to Sequence Genomes of 1.5 Million Species Kicks Off, The Earth BioGenome Project promises to revolutionize biology

Research in the News: Earth BioGenome Project

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11/06/18

Smithsonian (Washington, D.C., Nov. 5) – Last week, a global consortium of scientists, including U. of I. researchers, officially launched the Earth BioGenome Project, which intends to sequence the DNA of most species of life on Earth.
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The ambitious idea first came together in 2015 at a meeting spearheaded by Harry A. Lewin, University of California, Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology; Gene Robinson, director of the Carl R. Woese University of Illinois’ Institute for Genomic Biology; and W. John Kress, research botanist and curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
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