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Author Topic: Genomic Standards Consortium  (Read 2194 times)
Sherry Ward
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« on: July 20, 2011, 10:49:09 pm »

The Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) “is working to become the authoritative working body in the area of genomics for the development and adoption of standards.”

In a recent article (1), the GSC provides an overview of their current activities, and issues a call for other scientists to join their open-membership organization to work on community-based standards. They note that “For any standard to create a lasting impact requires substantial input from the wider scientific community, including adoption and support.”

Additional information on the GSC is available on their website:

(1) Field D, Amaral-Zettler L, Cochrane G, Cole JR, Dawyndt P, et al. (2011) The Genomic Standards Consortium. PLoS Biol 9(6): e1001088. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001088; available at

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