Sequencing all life captivates biologists


“To sequence everything in the world—that is the reason we are here.” With those words last week, China’s genome pioneer Huanming Yang publicly kicked off what he hopes will become a massive international collaboration that will dwarf the Human Genome Project of the 1990s and provide a new basis for understanding and conserving the world’s life. Read more

This greater bird of paradise in Indonesia and
the plants around it may have their DNA deciphered.
CREDIT: TIM LAMAN/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE