Vertebrate Genomes Project
NHGRI researchers and collaborators have produced 16 high-quality reference genomes of vertebrate animals, including platypus, echidna, bats and others. These genome assemblies can help researchers learn more about biodiversity, human health and disease.
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About the National Human Genome Research Institute
At NHGRI, we are focused on advances in genomics research. Building on our leadership role in the initial sequencing of the human genome, we collaborate with the world's scientific and medical communities to enhance genomic technologies that accelerate breakthroughs and improve lives. By empowering and expanding the field of genomics, we can benefit all of humankind.