Biology Faculty Articles


Mara K. Lawniczak, Wellcome Sanger Institute
Richard Durbin, University of Cambridge
Paul Flicek, Wellcome Sanger Institute
Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Uppsala University
Xiaofeng Wei, China National GeneBank
John M. Archibald, Dalhousie University
William J. Baker, Royal Botanic Gardens
Katherine Belov, University of Sydney - Australia
Mark L. Blaxter, Wellcome Sanger Institute
Tomas Marques-Bonet, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Anna K. Childers, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
Jonathan A. Coddington, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Keith A. Crandall, The George Washington University
Andrew J. Crawford, Universidad de Los Andes - Colombia
Robert P. Davey, Earlham Institute
Federica Di Palma, Genome British Columbia
Qi Fang, Beishan Industrial Zone
Wilfried Haerty, Earlham Institute
Neil Hall, Genome British Columbia
Katherine J. Hoff, University of Greifswald
Kerstin Howe, Wellcome Sanger Institute
Erich D. Jarvis, The Rockefeller University
Warren E. Johnson, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Rebecca N. Johnson, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Paul J. Kersey, European Bioinformatics Institute
Xin Liu, China National GeneBank
Jose V. Lopez, Nova Southeastern UniversityFollow
Eugene W. Myers, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Olga Vinnere Pettersson, Uppsala University
Adam M. Phillippy, National Human Genome Research Institute
Monica F. Poelchau, USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Kim D. Pruitt, National Center for Biotechnology Information
Arang Rhie, National Human Genome Research Institute
Juan Carlos Castilla-Rubio, Spacetime Ventures
Sunil Kumar Sahu, China National GeneBank
Nicholas A. Salmon, Wellcome Sanger Institute
Pamela S. Soltis, University of Florida
David Swarbreck, Earlham Institute
Françoise Thibaud-Nissen, National Center for Biotechnology Information
Sibo Wang, China National GeneBank
Jill L. Wegrzyn, University of Connecticut
Guojie Zhang, University of Copenhagen
He Zhang, BGI-Qingdao
Harris A. Lewin, University of California Davis Genome Center
Stephen Richards, University of California Davis Genome Center

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


Earth BioGenome Project, Genomics, Ethics, Genome Assembly








A global international initiative, such as the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP), requires both agreement and coordination on standards to ensure that the collective effort generates rapid progress toward its goals. To this end, the EBP initiated five technical standards committees comprising volunteer members from the global genomics scientific community: Sample Collection and Processing, Sequencing and Assembly, Annotation, Analysis, and IT and Informatics. The current versions of the resulting standards documents are available on the EBP website, with the recognition that opportunities, technologies, and challenges may improve or change in the future, requiring flexibility for the EBP to meet its goals. Here, we describe some highlights from the proposed standards, and areas where additional challenges will need to be met.







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