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The Genome 10K Project: A Way Forward.

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The Genome 10K Project: A Way Forward.
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Annu Rev Anim Biosci, January 2015
DOI 10.1146/annurev-animal-090414-014900
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Klaus-Peter Koepfli, Koepfli KP, Paten B, O'Brien SJ, Benedict Paten, Stephen J. O’Brien


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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Country Count As %
United States 6 3%
Germany 2 1%
Netherlands 2 1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Vietnam 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 181 91%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 62 31%
Researcher 45 23%
Student > Master 21 11%
Student > Bachelor 20 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 10 5%
Other 40 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 107 54%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 51 26%
Unspecified 12 6%
Computer Science 7 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 2%
Other 17 9%