Earth BioGenome Project

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The Earth BioGenome Project is an initiative that aims to sequence and catalog the genomes of all of Earth’s eukaryotic biodiversity over a period of ten years. The initiative would produce a database of biological information that provides a platform for scientific research and supports environmental and conservation initiatives.[1] A scientific paper presenting the vision for the project was published in PNAS in April 2018.[2]

The goal is to inform the public of the vast number of issues that face humanity.[clarification needed] The aspects of issues the world is dealing with consist of global warming or endangered species. Going through life with clean water, a secure home, and a clean atmosphere is what the project tends to accomplish.[clarification needed] These challenges require new knowledge of the organization, evolution, and interactions among millions of the planet’s organisms. Many states participate in this study of genomes in the human population. Biologists, systematics, and conservationists also partake in applying genomics to their studies.


  1. ^ "Sequencing the world". The Economist. January 23, 2018. Archived from the original on January 24, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2018. 
  2. ^ Harris, Lewin; et al. (2018). "Earth BioGenome Project: Sequencing life for the future of life". PNAS. 115: 4325–4333. doi:10.1073/pnas.1720115115. 

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