10. February 2014 - Museum für Naturkunde joins the DNA Bank Network/GGBN
The Museum für Naturkunde is a research museum within the Leibniz Association and one of the most significant research institutions worldwide in biological and geo-scientific evolution research and biodiversity. The museum holds more than 30 million items relating to zoology, palaeontology, geology and mineralogy, which are highly significant for science as well as for the history of science. Among the most spectacular pieces are the Berlin specimen of the primeval bird Archaeopteryx lithographica and the Jurassic dinosaurs from the Tendaguru excavation site. The extensive collections of the Museum are directly linked to research, which is particularly true for its rapidly growing DNA Bank with currently more than 40,000 DNA samples. We are currently working on making this collection available via the GGBN/DNA Bank Network's data portal.
24. January 2014 - Ocean Genome Legacy makes its genomic collection available via GGBN
Ocean Genome Legacy (OGL) announces that a portion of its marine genomic collection of DNA and tissue from more than 20,000 specimens collected from across the world are now accessible via the Global Genome Biodiversity Network’s Data Portal! OGL’s mission is to acquire, a uthenticate, study, preserve, develop, and distribute genetic materials, biological specimens, information, technology, and standards needed to advance basic and applied non-commercial research. By providing secure storage and broad public access to genomic materials and a forum for sharing samples, data, and ideas, the Ocean Genome Resource collection aims to serve as a catalyst for research that can help to protect marine ecosystems and improve the human condition. More vouchered DNA samples will be added to the online portal soon following this successful test case by using BioCASe and ABCDDNA.