“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