ScienceDaily: Earth BioGenome Project aims to sequence genomes of 1.5 million species

ScienceDaily: Earth BioGenome Project aims to sequence genomes of 1.5 million species . “An international consortium of scientists is proposing a massive project to sequence, catalog and analyze the genomes of all known eukaryotic species on the planet, an undertaking the researchers say will take 10 years, cost $4.7 billion and require more than 200 petabytes of digital storage capacity. Eukaryotes include all organisms except bacteria and archaea. There are an estimated 10-15 million eukaryotic species on Earth.” Holy mackerel.

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