NSU: New Organization Brings Together Top Researchers from Around the World to Sequence the Genomes of Invertebrates

NSU: New Organization Brings Together Top Researchers from Around the World to Sequence the Genomes of Invertebrates

NSU: New Organization Brings Together Top Researchers from Around the World to Sequence the Genomes of Invertebrates

Pop Quiz: what creatures make up more than 70% of the approximately 1.9 million described species on earth and have long served as model organisms in many areas of biology? If you guessed invertebrates, you’re right!

To begin exploring this question, a new cooperative consortium called the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA) was formed and held its inaugural workshop at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Oceanographic Center in March 2013.

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