Open Access Drives Discovery

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One of the biggest roadblocks to non-human genomics research is finding information. Do samples exist? What do we know about them? And, most importantly, what are we missing?

The Global Genome Initiative is building a portal that aggregates all this information to accelerate discovery. An ecologist studying elephant conservation in Kenya will have access to the same information as a researcher at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Each can pursue his own questions.

As our collaborators collect samples and sequence and analyze genomes at high-tech facilities, like the Smithsonian's Laboratories of Analytical Biology, all the data will become available through the GGI portal.

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