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 DNA barcoding initiatives from around the world and the practical applications that they support.
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.
SAP SE announces initiatives that aim to use Big Data to help better understand the planet’s diversity and enhance food safety.