Genome 10K Community of Scientists

Unveiling animal diversity
 
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To understand how complex animal life evolved through changes in DNA and use this knowledge to become better stewards of the planet

The Genome 10K Community of Scientists: Assembling genomic data to understand vertebrate evolution and save dying species

Genome 10K is a project to sequence the genome of at least one individual from each vertebrate genus, approximately 10,000 genomes. It is a key milestone on the way toward the Vertebrate Genomes Project, the project to find and sequence at least one individual from each of the approximately 66,000 vertebrate species.

A mini-documentary about the Vertebrate Genomes Project

Scientists in the Vertebrate Genomes Project aim to sequence all vertebrates. That’s 66,000 species, maybe more. The goal: reference-grade sequence that helps labs around the world better understand these animals, their evolution, their ecosystems.

Genomes go platinum

Genomes go platinum

Genomes go platinum Brooke LaFlamme | Nature Portfolio | February 10, 2021 Sequencing a vertebrate genome had almost become routine by 2017, but, with very few exceptions, assemblies of most diploid genomes remained highly fragmented and incomplete. The domestic goat...

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Oldest DNA sequences reveal how mammoths evolved

Oldest DNA sequences reveal how mammoths evolved

Analysis of ancient DNA sequences recovered from mammoth teeth reveal North American mammoths were descended from two earlier mammoth lineages February 17, 2021 | Tim Stephens | UCSC An international team of scientists has sequenced DNA recovered from mammoth remains...

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Biodiversity Genomics 2020

Biodiversity Genomics 2020

Our annual G10K-VGP meeting, Biodiversity Genomics, was held October 5-9, 2020, celebrating success, exploring challenges and looking to the future of sequencing all life on Earth. The meeting was free to attend, thanks to generous support from the Tree of Life...

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