What would it be like to live in a bio-literate world - a world where you could know, in minutes, the name of any animal or plant - any time, anywhere? And not just its name but everything about it - what are its habits, is it endangered, is it dangerous, should it even be there or is it an invader from somewhere else?
How could we use that knowledge to protect our planet's biodiversity and promote human health and well-being?
The International Barcode of Life project (iBOL), the largest biodiversity genomics initiative ever undertaken, is unlocking the door to that world by creating a digital identification system for life.
Hands-on training in DNA barcoding is taking place in India from October 13 to 15, 2014, preceding a workshop on advances in biotechnology.
Recently named board at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario will provide governance and strategic oversight.
The Second International Conference on DNA Barcoding of Fishes will be held in Chetumal, Mexico from September 24-26, 2014
SAP SE announces initiatives that aim to use Big Data to help better understand the planet’s diversity and enhance food safety.