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International consortium wants to sequence the DNA of 1.5 million species

17 / 05 / 2018, Eureka Alert

The purposes and the challenges of Earth Biogenome Project, which aims at sequencing the genome from all eukaryotic species, are described in article at PNAS. Objectives include not only biodiversity conservation but also exploring biotechnology's broad applications, capable of generating great economic input - especially for developing countries boasting rich ecological heritage.

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