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.
Check out the latest issue of the Barcode Bulletin which highlights initiatives in DNA barcoding research, applications, and education.
From November 23 to 25, 2015, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México hosted the third meeting of the MEXBOL network.
Norway’s first national symposium on biodiversity and DNA barcoding was held in Trondheim from November 11 to 12, 2015.
The Barcoding Life Highlights Report for 2015 is now available, with updates on iBOL activities ranging from technology to education.