Science Exchange enables completion of the Kakapo 125 Project

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Sequencing the genomes of every individual kākāpō in the entire species The kākāpō is a species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot of the super-family Strigopoidea endemic to New Zealand. With only 154 living individuals remaining, it’s one of the world’s rarest birds. Since early 2016, The Genetic Rescue Foundation, in partnership with The Department of […]

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Shark Poaching Exposed by the Science Exchange Network

by Kaitlin Ziemer and JR Clark, Science Exchange | blog.scienceexchange.com Today, we celebrate World Oceans Day with a Science Exchange success story. This is a story about connecting ocean conservation advocates with the scientists whose expertise is helping to guide conservation strategy.   The Project Earth team from Fusion TV approached Science Exchange with a […]

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Kakapo 125 – Second 40 kākāpō sequenced

Science Exchange is a collaborator in the Kakapo 125 Project. The objective of this project is to sequence the genomes of all known living kākāpō. We’re pleased to share an update on the project’s progress. NZGL has completed sequencing the second 40 individual kākāpō! The project is now past the halfway point with approximately 70 […]

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A Voyage Through the PacBio Genome Galaxy

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We are pleased to support the Genome Galaxy Initiative from PacBio. SMRT Sequencing Technology manufacturer PacBio recently unveiled the Genome Galaxy Initiative. The Genome Galaxy Initiative, based on the Experiment platform, supports expedited, open-access genomic projects. It’s a central location for SMRT Sequencing-based projects seeking crowdfunding, and fosters a community of scientists and patrons interested in […]

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Kakapo 125 – Sequencing the genomes of all known kākāpō

Science Exchange is pleased to announce it will be collaborating in the Kakapo 125 Project. The objective of this project is to sequence the genomes of all 125 known living kākāpō. The kākāpō is a species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot of the super-family Strigopoidea endemic to New Zealand. It is critically endangered; as […]

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UCSC Paleogenomics Lab joins quest for moa genome

Science Exchange is excited to welcome the UCSC Paleogenomics Lab to our platform! The Paleogenomics Lab is a joint venture between renowned scientists Beth Shapiro, and Richard (Ed) Green. Their research focuses on a wide range of evolutionary and ecological questions, mostly involving the application of genomics techniques to better understand how species and populations […]

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Guest post: The rise of contractual conservatism – will it subvert sharing of scientific resources?

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This is a guest post by Stephen Byers, Director of the Lombardi Shared Resources at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University (full bio below).  As director of shared resources at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and as Director of the Translation Technologies component of the Georgetown/Howard Univerity CTSA, my goal is to provide our […]

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Guest post: The things you can learn from sequencing: Microbes, Primates, and Climate Change

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This is a guest post by Carl Yeoman, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who will start as Assistant Professor in the Animal and Range Sciences Dept. at Montana State University in August (full bio below).  At this year’s Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) 2012 conference, […]

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