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 biodiversity and promote human health and well-being?
The International Barcode of Life Project (iBOL) is led by the secretariat at the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics. iBOL is the largest biodiversity genomics initiative ever undertaken, to create a digital identification system for life.
Supported by nearly $77M in funding, Food from Thought will both make use of and build upon the iBOL DNA barcode library.
Check out the latest issue of the Barcode Bulletin with news and highlights from DNA barcoding research and applications.
SENASA, Peru is hosting a workshop in Lima, in March 27-31, 2017 to train regulatory professionals as part of a PNIA-funded project on DNA barcoding of agricultural pests.
iBOL and the San Diego Barcode of Life are partnering with the San Diego Public Library to create a unique educational experience.