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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...

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...

VGP generates largest number of high-quality genomes of iconic and endangered species

The Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) and collaborators are announcing the second data set of the largest number (101) of chromosomal-level genome assemblies of vertebrates towards completing Phase 1 of the VGP, which includes one representative species per vertebrate order or ~260 species.


Upcoming events, including conservation genomics seminars, talks, conferences and special events with the Genome 10K, its affiliated projects — the Reference Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) and Earth BioGenome Project — and affiliated labs — the VGP at the Sanger Institute and the VGP at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG).

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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