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The ocean genome and future prospects for conservation and equity

Blasiak, R., Wynberg, R., Grorud-Colvert, K., Thambisetty, S., Bandarra, N. M., Canário, A. V.M., da Silva, J., Duarte, C. M., Jaspars, M., Rogers, A., Sink, K. and Wabnitz, C. C.C. (2020) The ocean genome and future prospects for conservation and equity. Nature Sustainability. ISSN 2398-9629

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Identification Number: 10.1038/s41893-020-0522-9

Abstract

Life has evolved in the ocean for 3.7 billion years, resulting in a rich ‘ocean genome’, the ensemble of genetic material present in all marine biodiversity, including both the physical genes and the information they encode. Rapid advances in sequencing technologies and bioinformatics have enabled exploration of the ocean genome and are informing innovative approaches to conservation and a growing number of commercial biotechnology applications. However, the capacity to undertake genomic research and to access and use sequence data is inequitably distributed among countries, highlighting an urgent need to build capacity, promote inclusive innovation and increase access to affordable technologies.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.nature.com/natsustain/
Additional Information: © 2020 Springer Nature Limited
Divisions: Law
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2020 11:33
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2020 10:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104979

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