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Dr. Paul Hebert in the atrium of the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of Guelph
Paul D. N. Hebert, Ph.D., FRSC, O.C., University of Guelph receives the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science for his bold vision to catalog every living organism using a small piece of DNA—a DNA barcode—which allows scientists to rapidly discover new species and assess biodiversity and provides everyone with a means to explore biodiversity for themselves.
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The International Barcode of Life Consortium is a research alliance undertaking the largest global biodiversity science initiative: create a digital identification system for life that is accessible to everyone