The Vertebrate Genomes Project

The Vertebrate Genomes Project

The Vertebrate Genomes Project: What it takes to get it right. Sequencing all the vertebrates on Earth is a big job that requires many techniques. 150 scientists at 50 institutions in 12 countries are involved. More can join. And: labs do not need to be VGP members to...
Tiny New Mexico bird playing big role for science

Tiny New Mexico bird playing big role for science

Nov 22, 2018 | Andy Stiny A new international scientific effort just released the entire hereditary background of 14 different species, and a tiny bird that inhabits New Mexico is playing a starring role. Anna’s hummingbird, a unique creature that can be found in the...
A reference standard for genome biology

A reference standard for genome biology

Dec 6, 2018 | Nature Biotechnology editorial staff The Vertebrate Genome Project provides a new benchmark for those seeking to build reference genomes. The first set of reference genomes recently released by the Vertebrate Genome Project (VGP) represents a watershed...

Genome Project Aims To Read DNA Of All Complex Life On Earth

Fortune |  Nov 2, 2018 | Lucas Laursen If Noah had today’s genome sequencers he would have built a smaller ark – and filled it with hard drives. A network of scientists around the world Thursday, launched a 10-year project to sequence the genomes of all the 1.5...
Crowdfunding results in first ever fern genome sequencing

Crowdfunding results in first ever fern genome sequencing

Date: Monday, July 2, 2018 Author: Chrissy Sexton In an unprecedented study, researchers have analyzed the full DNA sequence of a fern. The team was so determined to examine the genome of the floating water fern, Azolla filiculoides, that they set up an online...