Reference Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP)

The Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP), a project of the G10K Consortium, aims to generate near error-free reference genome assemblies of all 66,000 extant vertebrate species. These genomes will be used to address fundamental questions in biology and disease, to identify species most genetically at risk for extinction, and to preserve genetic information of life. The motivation for the VGP is based in part on the G10K mission to generate genomes of 10,000 or more vertebrate species and on lessons learned from The Avian Phylogenomics Project.

Learn about work on the VGP at the Sanger Institute, led by Richard Durbin; and the work on the VGP at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), led by Gene Myers.