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The Genome 10K Project: a way forward.

Authors
  • Kp, Koepfli
  • B, Paten
  • Scientists, Genome 10k Community Of
  • Sj, O Brien
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annual Review of Animal Biosciences
Publisher
Annual Reviews
Volume
3
Pages
57–111
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-animal-090414-014900
Source
UCSC Cancer biomedical-ucsc
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Genome 10K Project was established in 2009 by a consortium of biologists and genome scientists determined to facilitate the sequencing and analysis of the complete genomes of 10,000 vertebrate species. Since then the number of selected and initiated species has risen from ∼26 to 277 sequenced or ongoing with funding, an approximately tenfold increase in five years. Here we summarize the advances and commitments that have occurred by mid-2014 and outline the achievements and present challenges of reaching the 10,000-species goal. We summarize the status of known vertebrate genome projects, recommend standards for pronouncing a genome as sequenced or completed, and provide our present and future vision of the landscape of Genome 10K. The endeavor is ambitious, bold, expensive, and uncertain, but together the Genome 10K Consortium of Scientists and the worldwide genomics community are moving toward their goal of delivering to the coming generation the gift of genome empowerment for many vertebrate species.

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