Ready or Not, Here Comes Open Access | GenomeWeb

Let's imagine a world without GenBank. Instead, results of the Human Genome Project and all the other genome projects have, over the years, been published intermittently on the personal homepages of the labs that did the sequencing. Some labs set up a nice little spreadsheet of their reads and made them available for download, but the formats tend to vary wildly across labs so it's tough to integrate these reads to build a larger picture.

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