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GGI will use big data to understand the complexity of life on earth.

Exemplary technology projects supported by GGI:

Long-range DNA sequencing

Simplifying Genomic Discovery

DNA preservation and sequencing technology is improving at an astounding speed and The Global Genome Initiative (GGI) is working to evaluate the effectiveness of these new innovations. For example, GGI is testing a new form of 'long-range DNA sequencing', one form of reading a full DNA sequence, a method that has the potential to be a break-through in how we read DNA.

Open Access Drives Discovery

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.


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