UMMS Affiliation

Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology

Publication Date

2022-01-18

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Animal Experimentation and Research | Computational Biology | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Genetics and Genomics | Integrative Biology | Systems Biology

Abstract

November 2020 marked 2 y since the launch of the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP), which aims to sequence all known eukaryotic species in a 10-y timeframe. Since then, significant progress has been made across all aspects of the EBP roadmap, as outlined in the 2018 article describing the project’s goals, strategies, and challenges (1). The launch phase has ended and the clock has started on reaching the EBP’s major milestones. This Special Feature explores the many facets of the EBP, including a review of progress, a description of major scientific goals, exemplar projects, ethical legal and social issues, and applications of biodiversity genomics. In this Introduction, we summarize the current status of the EBP, held virtually October 5 to 9, 2020, including recent updates through February 2021. References to the nine Perspective articles included in this Special Feature are cited to guide the reader toward deeper understanding of the goals and challenges facing the EBP.

Keywords

Earth BioGenome Project, biological diversity

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Copyright © 2022 the Author(s). Published by PNAS. This article is distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND).

DOI of Published Version

10.1073/pnas.2115635118

Source

Lewin HA, Richards S, Lieberman Aiden E, Allende ML, Archibald JM, Bálint M, Barker KB, Baumgartner B, Belov K, Bertorelle G, Blaxter ML, Cai J, Caperello ND, Carlson K, Castilla-Rubio JC, Chaw SM, Chen L, Childers AK, Coddington JA, Conde DA, Corominas M, Crandall KA, Crawford AJ, DiPalma F, Durbin R, Ebenezer TE, Edwards SV, Fedrigo O, Flicek P, Formenti G, Gibbs RA, Gilbert MTP, Goldstein MM, Graves JM, Greely HT, Grigoriev IV, Hackett KJ, Hall N, Haussler D, Helgen KM, Hogg CJ, Isobe S, Jakobsen KS, Janke A, Jarvis ED, Johnson WE, Jones SJM, Karlsson EK, Kersey PJ, Kim JH, Kress WJ, Kuraku S, Lawniczak MKN, Leebens-Mack JH, Li X, Lindblad-Toh K, Liu X, Lopez JV, Marques-Bonet T, Mazard S, Mazet JAK, Mazzoni CJ, Myers EW, O'Neill RJ, Paez S, Park H, Robinson GE, Roquet C, Ryder OA, Sabir JSM, Shaffer HB, Shank TM, Sherkow JS, Soltis PS, Tang B, Tedersoo L, Uliano-Silva M, Wang K, Wei X, Wetzer R, Wilson JL, Xu X, Yang H, Yoder AD, Zhang G. The Earth BioGenome Project 2020: Starting the clock. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 Jan 25;119(4):e2115635118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2115635118. PMID: 35042800; PMCID: PMC8795548. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Comments

Full author list omitted for brevity. For the full list of authors, see article.

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PubMed ID

35042800

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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