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 our planet's biodiversity and promote human health and well-being?
The International Barcode of Life project (iBOL), the largest biodiversity genomics initiative ever undertaken, is unlocking the door to that world by creating a digital identification system for life.
Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia” hosted their Eighth Leading Labs Training Workshop in Argentina from May 30 to June 3, 2016.
Check out the latest issue of the Barcode Bulletin with conference news and highlights from DNA barcoding research and applications.
The African Centre for DNA Barcoding and the University of Johannesburg will be hosting the Seventh International Barcode of Life Conference from November 20 to 24, 2017.
The International Conference on DNA technology for authentication, quality control, and conservation of herbal material will be held December 12-14, 2016 in Hong Kong.