NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The National Research Council wants a global effort, similar to but larger than the Human Genome Project, to push the metagenomics field into the international scientific spotlight. 
 
Metagenomics offers unlimited potential to contribute not only to researchers’ understanding of the world, but also to the fields of medicine, agriculture, energy, and environmental management, the NRC’s Committee on Metagenomics said in a report released yesterday.
 

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