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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – How much time and money would it take to sequence the genomes of 9,000 eukaryotic families, 150,000 to 200,000 genera, and 1.5 million species?

The answer, according to organizers of the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP), is about 10 years and roughly $4 billion. The attempt to sequence all eukaryotic species on Earth has been likened by its coordinators to the Human Genome Project (HGP), both in its ambitions and for the benefits they hope it will bring to biological research.

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