In the Archive

As the National Center for Biotechnology Information's Sequence Read Archive is to be shuttered, the editors at Genome Biology asked researchers give their views on the short-term and long-term impact of that closure as "there seems to be a certain amount of confusion in the community about what effect this decision will have." David Lipman from NCBI says that the agency thinks it can "support a static, unmonitored public archive for 12 months" and EBI's Paul Flicek adds that his institute mirrors the SRA data and

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